Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 10th, 2006
"Steatosis is a frequent histologic finding in CHC, but it is unclear whether steatosis is an independent predictor for liver fibrosis," wrote G. Leandro and colleagues, University of Geneva.
They explained, "We evaluated the association between steatosis and fibrosis and their common correlates in persons with CHC and in subgroup analyses according to hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype and body mass index. We conducted a meta-analysis on individual data from 3068 patients with histologically confirmed CHC...
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