Noninvasive estimation of fibrosis in chronic viral hepatitis

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In chronic viral hepatitis the liver biopsy helps the clinician to decide when to start treatment and plan follow-up. However, the execution of a liver biopsy is associated with discomfort, and sampling error can lead to misinterpretation. Serum markers and transient elastography (TE) are being considered as surrogates to the liver biopsy. The noninvasive tests are considered equal in identifying significant fibrosis, but TE is superior in identifying cirrhosis.

TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer34
Sider (fra-til)1877-1882
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 19 aug. 2013

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