Prevalence of liver steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B: a study of associated factors and of relationship with fibrosis.

@article{Thomopoulos2006PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of liver steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B: a study of associated factors and of relationship with fibrosis.},
  author={Konstantinos C. Thomopoulos and Vassiliki Arvaniti and Athanasios C Tsamantas and Dimitra Dimitropoulou and Charalambos A. Gogos and Dimitrios Siagris and George J Theocharis and Chryssoula Labropoulou-Karatza},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={233-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The clinical significance of hepatic steatosis in chronic hepatitis B virus patients is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to determine risk factors for liver steatosis in chronic hepatitis B patients and its relationship with fibrosis. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated liver biopsies from patients with chronic hepatitis B treated in our department. Patients co-infected with other viruses (hepatitis C virus, HIV) or suffering from liver disease of any other cause… CONTINUE READING