Histological progression during short-term follow-up of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

@article{Wali1999HistologicalPD,
  title={Histological progression during short-term follow-up of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Mohamed H Wali and Sh{\^o}n Lewis and Stefan Hubscher and Rachel Harrison and Ms Jobuda Ahmed and Elwyn E Elias and David R. Mutimer},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={445-52}
}
Assessment of prognosis from hepatitis requires liver histology. When the fibrosis stage is known, and if the fibrosis progression rate can be established, time to development of cirrhosis can be calculated. The fibrosis progression rate can be calculated from a single biopsy when duration of infection prior to biopsy is known. Sequential biopsies can also be examined. In this work, we studied histological activity and fibrosis stage in liver biopsies of 157 hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected… CONTINUE READING