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Liver stiffness in the hepatitis B virus carrier: a non-invasive marker of liver disease influenced by the pattern of transaminases.

Authors
  • Oliveri, Filippo
  • Coco, Barbara
  • Ciccorossi, Pietro
  • Colombatto, Piero
  • Romagnoli, Veronica
  • Cherubini, Beatrice
  • Bonino, Ferruccio
  • Brunetto, Maurizia-Rossana
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group Co
Publication Date
Oct 28, 2008
Volume
14
Issue
40
Pages
6154–6162
Identifiers
PMID: 18985805
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

FS is a non-invasive tool to monitor liver disease in chronic HBV carriers, provided that the pattern of biochemical activity is taken into account. In the inactive carrier, it identifies non-HBV-related causes of liver damage and transient reactivations. In CHB patients, it may warrant a more appropriate timing of control liver biopsies.

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