A comparison of fibrosis progression in chronic liver diseases.

  title={A comparison of fibrosis progression in chronic liver diseases.},
  author={Thierry Poynard and Philippe Mathurin and Ching-lung Lai and Dominique Guyader and Ren{\'e}e Eug{\'e}nie Poupon and Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Tainturier and Robert P. Myers and Mona Muntenau and Vlad Ratziu and Michael M Manns and Arndt Vogel and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Capron and Antonio Chedid and Pierre Bedossa},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  volume={38 3},
BACKGROUND/AIMS No study has compared the liver fibrosis progression rates among chronic liver diseases and the risk factors in order to better organize screening strategies. METHODS A total of 4852 patients were retrospectively studied (chronic hepatitis C (HCV) [n=2313], human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-HCV co-infection (HIV-HCV [n=180]), hepatitis B (HBV [n=777]), alcoholic liver disease (ALD [n=701]), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC [n=406]), genetic hemochromatosis (GH [n=383]) auto… CONTINUE READING
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