Prevalence and risk factors of hepatic steatosis and its impact on liver injury in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.

@article{Shi2008PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors of hepatic steatosis and its impact on liver injury in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.},
  author={Jun-Ping Shi and Jian-gao Fan and Rui Wu and Xiao-qian Gao and Li Zhang and Hao Wang and Geoffrey C. Farrell},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={1419-25}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The clinical significance of hepatic steatosis in chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB) is unclear. The aims of this study were thus to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for hepatic steatosis in patients with CHB and its relationship with liver injury. METHODS Consecutive patients with biopsy-proven CHB at Hangzhou Sixth People's Hospital between January 2005 and June 2007 were included. Patients co-infected with other viruses or suffering from liver disease of any… CONTINUE READING