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Serum hepatitis B surface antigen titer and transient elastography in screening for insignificant fibrosis in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients.

Authors
  • Liang, Ling-Bo
  • Zhu, Xia
  • Yan, Li-Bo
  • Du, Ling-Yao
  • Liu, Cong
  • Chen, Li-Yu
  • Liao, Juan
  • Tang, Hong
Type
Published Article
Journal
Therapeutics and clinical risk management
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
11
Pages
229–235
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2147/TCRM.S73827
PMID: 25709465
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In HBeAg-positive patients with an alanine aminotransferase level <2× the upper limit of normal, high serum HBsAg levels can predict a fibrosis score <F2, and a lower HBsAg titer could be supportive of early fibrosis in patients with an LSM value under 9.4 kPa.

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