New index for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in Schistosomiasis mansoni.

@article{Barreto2017NewIF,
  title={New index for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in Schistosomiasis mansoni.},
  author={Ana Virg{\'i}nia Matos S{\'a} Barreto and Vin{\'i}cius Martins Alecrim and Tib{\'e}rio Batista de Medeiros and Ana L{\'u}cia Coutinho Domingues and Edmundo Pessoa de Almeida Lopes and Jo{\~a}o Roberto Maciel Martins and Helena B. Nader and George Tadeu Nunes Diniz and S{\'i}lvia Maria Lucena Montenegro and Clarice Neuenschwander Lins de Morais},
  journal={Arquivos de gastroenterologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={51-56}
}
BACKGROUND - Periportal fibrosis is the major pathological consequence of the Schistosoma mansoni infection. OBJECTIVE - To evaluate the accuracy of serum markers and to construct an index to assess fibrosis. METHODS - Patients (n=116) with schistosomiasis were evaluated by ultrasound scan and measurements of serum levels of aminotransferases… CONTINUE READING