A discriminant score based on four routine laboratory blood tests for accurate diagnosis of severe fibrosis and/or liver cirrhosis in Egyptian patients with chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Attallah2006ADS,
  title={A discriminant score based on four routine laboratory blood tests for accurate diagnosis of severe fibrosis and/or liver cirrhosis in Egyptian patients with chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Abdelfattah Mohamed Attallah and Gamal Elsayed Shiha and Mohamed Ben Omran and Khaled Refat Zalata},
  journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={163-9}
}
Liver biopsy is still recommended in most patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Due to its limitations and risks, the use of non-invasive blood biomarkers has been suggested for predicting liver cirrhosis in these patients. Here, we analyzed a panel of routine blood biochemical and hematological markers of 455 Egyptians (272 males and 183 females aged 26-67 years; mean age of 47.25 years) with clinically confirmed CHC. The multivariate discriminant analysis (MDA) selected a function based on… CONTINUE READING

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