Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 27th, 1996
The prognosis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) is closely related to the development of liver fibrosis, which commonly occurs as the disease progresses. In this process the liver parenchyma is first replaced by connective tissue, then becomes fibrotic, and finally cirrhotic.
"At present, the assessment of liver fibrosis necessitates histopathological examination of percutaneous biopsy specimens," researcher Jerome Guechot and colleagues wrote ("Diagnostic Accuracy of HA and P-III-P Serum...
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