Research Papers/Topics in Chemical Pathology

Cadmium, Arsenic And Lead Levels In Persons With Chronic Hepatitis B In The Ejura-Sekyedumase District, Ghana.

ABSTRACT Introduction: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) increases the risk of liver dysfunction and leads to complications such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The rate of progression of CHB to these complications is attributed to hepato-toxicants, including heavy metals. Some heavy metals such as selenium and zinc have hepatoprotective benefits. However, others such as cadmium, arsenic and lead are hepatotoxic. The aim of this study was to measure the levels of cadmium, arsen...