VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL, cilt.21, ss.13-16, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Objective: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important cause of chronic liver disease and is associated with oxidative stress. The type of treatment given for chronic HCV infection depends on the genotype of the virus. Genotype 1b is known to be associated with poor prognosis, although knowledge about genotype 4 is not sufficient. In this study, we aimed to compare serum paraoxonase (PON1) activities in HCV genotype 1b-infected patients with those in HCV genotype 4-infected ones, and the relationship of PON1 activity with hepatic damage demonstrated as liver fibrosis.