Liver stiffness measured by transient elastography correlates with fibrosis area in liver biopsy in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Nitta2009LiverSM,
  title={Liver stiffness measured by transient elastography correlates with fibrosis area in liver biopsy in patients with chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Yoshifumi Nitta and Naoto Kawabe and Senju Hashimoto and Masao Harata and Naruomi Komura and Kyoko Kobayashi and Yuko Arima and Hiroaki Shimazaki and Takuji Nakano and Michihito Murao and Naohiro Ichino and Keisuke Osakabe and Hisako Aoki and Yoko Hosoe and Hiroko Sugiyama and Toru Nishikawa and Kentaro Yoshioka},
  journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={675-84}
}
AIM Liver stiffness (LS) measured by transient elastography (TE) has been reported to correlate with liver fibrosis, which is usually semiquantitatively assessed. In the present study, the fibrosis area was measured by image analysis software in liver biopsy specimens and its correlation with LS was assessed. METHODS LS was measured by TE in all 165 patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who underwent liver biopsy consecutively in Fujita Health University Hospital from July… CONTINUE READING

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