Serum lipid pattern in patients of liver cirrhosis
DR.HOLKAR SHRIRANG R,DR.VAISHNAV DEEPALI M,DR.HIVRE MANJUSHA D
Background: Cirrhosis is a complication of many liver diseases
characterized by abnormal structure and function of the liver. Liver
synthesizes the various lipoproteins involved in transporting
cholesterol and lipids throughout the body. This makes liver an
important site for lipid metabolism as well as its transport. Thus liver
cirrhosis is associated with lipid abnormalities.
Aim: To study lipid profile pattern in patients with cirrhosis.
Materials and Methods: 30 patients with cirrhosis (cases) and 30 age
and sex matched healthy patients (controls) were studied in the
department of Biochemistry and central investigation laboratory in
MGM Hospital, Aurangabad. Lipid profile (total, LDL, and HDL
cholesterol and triglyceride) were done in both cases and control.
Results were obtained by using statistical analysis.
Results: In patients with liver cirrhosis, there was a significant
decrease in lipid profile levels compared to the healthy control group
Conclusion: Dyslipidemia is a common finding in liver cirrhosis.
Lipid profile should be adviced in all cases with liver cirrhosis.