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OBJECTIVE To establish non-invasive predictors of antiviral therapy for chronic HBV carriers. METHODS Liver biopsies were performed in 139 chronic HBV carriers. Seventeen of them were histopathologically graded as G > or =2 or S > or =3, being considered in need of antiviral therapy. The other 122 subjects with grades G < 2 and S < 3 were not applicable(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between hepatic histopathological changes and clinical characteristics in chronic HBV carriers. METHOD A retrospective analysis was performed based on the hepatic biopsy findings, clinical laboratory results, and ultrasound examinations in 142 chronic HBV carriers. The patients were divided into two groups(More)
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