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Reduction of liver stiffness by interferon treatment in the patients with chronic hepatitis C.

Authors
  • Arima, Yuko
  • Kawabe, Naoto
  • Hashimoto, Senju
  • Harata, Masao
  • Nitta, Yoshifumi
  • Murao, Michihito
  • Nakano, Takuji
  • Shimazaki, Hiroaki
  • Kobayashi, Kyoko
  • Ichino, Naohiro
  • Osakabe, Keisuke
  • Nishikawa, Toru
  • Okumura, Akihiko
  • Ishikawa, Tetsuya
  • Yoshioka, Kentaro
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2010
Volume
40
Issue
4
Pages
383–392
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1872-034X.2009.00618.x
PMID: 20236358
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

IFN treatment reduced LS in SVR patients and relapsers. Significant reduction of LS is associated with milder fibrosis stage, lower hyaluronic acid levels, longer IFN treatment, virological response of SVR or relapse and higher alanine aminotransferase levels.

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