Specialist at Sulaimani Polytechnic University warns against autoantibodies in patients with hepatitis

Specialist at Sulaimani Polytechnic University warns against autoantibodies in patients with hepatitis

A specialist doctor at the SPU called for the need to investigate self-antibodies in people with chronic hepatitis C virus to determine the severity of the infection and to follow up their health status as these bodies play a role in exacerbating the severity of the disease.
Dr. Ali Hatem Hussain, a lecturer in the Department of Community Health at the TCH Technical College of Health said that hepatitis C is a serious diseases that kill many in both Iraq and the world, following -up of the health status of the infected people contributes to reduce the deterioration of their condition or cure, referring to the investigation of the level of autoantibodies in patients with chronic hepatitis C and autoimmune hepatitis one of the indicators that determine the level of severity of the disease and the emergence of complications in them.
Dr.Ali added, he studied the level of presence of autoantibodies of 90 people including 50 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 20 of those who are infected with autoimmune hepatitis as well as 20 healthy people, he detected the antibodies of those people and their relation to the severity of the disease clarifying that he has used different laboratory methods in his study, he found out that the levels of self-antibodies in patients with autoimmune hepatitis is higher than those who have chronic hepatitis C type in another word the increasing of the self-antibodies will lead to the severity of the disease through high levels of liver enzymes and the level of yellow matter in the blood.
Thus it is necessary to investigate self-antibodies in patients with chronic hepatitis C type to determine the severity of the infection, and that the presence of antibodies self-exacerbates the severity of the disease.
The research conducted by Dr. Ali Hatem Hussein, in this regard, was published:
Autoantibody profiles in autoimmune hepatitis and chronic hepatitis C identifies similarities in patients with severe disease in the world journal of gastroenterology (February 28, 2017). The effect factor is 2.7 according to the internationally adopted Thomson Reuters standard.
It is worth mentioning that Dr. Ali Hatem Hussein holds a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Baghdad, a master’s degree from the same Faculty of Medicine and a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sulaimani ,he has a lot of published researches in the local and international journals including Faculty of Medicine of Sulaimani journal (biomedical and pharmacology journal).