Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 2nd, 1995
The purpose of the procedure is to accurately assess the degree of fibrosis as well as current disease activity, stated C.J. Healey, Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, and colleagues ("Liver Histology in Hepatitis C Infection: A Comparison between Patients with Persistently Normal or Abnormal Transaminases," GUT, 1995;37:274-278).
"In this study we have shown that significant liver disease can be found in hepatitis C infection despite persistently normal transaminases (nearly 50 percent) in our series," Healey et al. wrote.
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