Performance of shear-waves elastography in the non-invasive assessment of thyroid stiffness in patients with viral hepatitis


Results We assessed 21 patients with chronic HCV infection, with a male-to-female ratio of 0.6:1. The mean age was 51.4 ± 11.9 years. The mean duration of HCV infection was 5.2 ± 5.5 years (range: 0-20 years). The predominant HCV genotype was 1b (in 16 patients – data not available for 5 patients), and the predominant IL28-B genotype was CT (9 patients… (More)