Serum hyaluronic acid level does not reliably differentiate minimal and significant liver disease in chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Arain2011SerumHA,
  title={Serum hyaluronic acid level does not reliably differentiate minimal and significant liver disease in chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Shoukat Ali Arain and Sultan Ayoub Meo and Qamar Jamal},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1241-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictive value of hyaluronic acid (HA) for the assessment of liver fibrosis and inflammation in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted at Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan from June 2006 to July 2010. Ninety-eight CHC patients, 52 (53%) males, and 46 (47%) females, with an age range of 20-60 years (mean 36.0+/-10.5) were recruited. Liver fibrosis was staged on a 5-point scale, F0 to F4, and inflammation was graded on a 4… CONTINUE READING

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