Afro-Egypt J Infect  Endem  Dis  2018 June ; 8(2):68

Cardiac Parameters and Interleukin-6 Differences between Adolescents with Hepatitis B Infection versus those Complicated with Hepatocelluar Carcinoma

Waleed Mohamed Elguindy1, Sameh M. Abdel Monem2,Hosam El Din Mostafa Seleem3 and Thoraya Hosny4

1Pediatric Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

2Tropical Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt

3Tropical Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menofia University, Egypt

4Clinical pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt



Background and study aim: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major risk factor of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in all age groups. There is a need to differentiate between them in the adolescence age by laboratory and physical examination for assessment of different outcomes of both diseases.

Subjects and Methods: Cross sectional study that included Session [UserIDID] adolescents with HBV, another Session [UserIDID] with HCC with age ranging from 12 and up to 17 years. They were selected from those admitted to Tropical Medicine Department, Menofia University and Tropical Medicine Department, Zagazig University. All patient underwent laboratory assessment of interleukin6 (IL6) and were further examined at the Cardiology Unit in Pediatric department of Ain Shams University hospitals for complete echo-cardiographic and anthropometric evaluation.

Results: Twenty four patients have HCC were examined with mean age (14.15± 3.01) years and another Session [UserIDID] are having HBV (14.64±3.13) years. Differences were found between both groups as regards IL6 as mean values were (13.29 pg/ml) in HBV and (77.63 pg/ml) in HCC group while no differences were detected as regards cardiac and anthropometric evaluations.

Conclusion: IL6 seems to be a useful marker to compare between HBV and HCC in adolescent patients instead of depending on clinical cardiac evaluation or growth parameters that showed no differences.