Diagnostic performance of collagen IV and laminin for the prediction of fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C patients: a multicenter study.

@article{Elmezayen2015DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of collagen IV and laminin for the prediction of fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C patients: a multicenter study.},
  author={Hatem A. El-mezayen and Salem A. Habib and Hamdi F Marzok and Mostafa H Saad},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          378-85
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIM To date, liver biopsy has been the gold standard used for the assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of a panel of simple blood markers of liver fibrosis and the development a novel score to replace liver biopsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Liver biochemical profile including transaminases, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and albumin, in addition to platelet count, was evaluated using standard methods in… CONTINUE READING
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