DANIELA GABRIELA BADITA, IULIA IOANA STANESCU, ANDRA BALCANGIU STROESCU, DAN PIPEREA SIANU, DANIELA MIRICESCU, BOGDAN CALENIC, MARIA GREABU SALIVARY AND SERUM BIOCHEMICAL ALTERATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE VIRAL HEPATITIS Viral hepatitis represents a major health problem worldwide. Approximately 1.4 million people are infected with hepatitis A virus every year, although given that most of the cases evolve asymptomatically the real number could be even higher. At the same time, hepatitis B virus affects up to 30% of the world population and represents one of the main causes of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Thus, it is very important to understand the physiopathology of viral hepatitis A and B not only for the diagnosis, but also for the therapeutic protocol. The present research aimed to determine if HAV and HBV can alter serum and salivary levels of total protein and of 2 important electrolytes: calcium and potassium.
Keywords: hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, saliva