APRI: an easy and validated predictor of hepatic fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C.

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GOALS To evaluate the aspartate aminotransferase/platelet ratio index (APRI) as a predictor of the presence or absence of significant fibrosis on liver biopsy of patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). BACKGROUND The decision to treat HCV is often made on the basis of the presence or absence of significant fibrosis on the liver biopsy. Because liver… (More)

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