Role of the measurement of serum procollagen type III N-terminal peptide in the evaluation of liver diseases.


Serum N-terminal procollagen-III peptide (PIIIP) was measured in 151 patients with diverse liver diseases together with other clinical and laboratory data. Patients with cirrhosis had higher serum PIIIP than those without cirrhosis (P < 0.0001). Significant associations were found between PIIIP and many data characteristic of liver diseases, including… (More)