Evaluation of the Relation Between Hepatic Fibrosis and Basic Laboratory Parameters in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B Fibrosis and Basic Laboratory Parameters

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Demir N. A., Kolgelier S., OZCIMEN S., GUNGOR G., Sumer S., Demir L. S., ...More

HEPATITIS MONTHLY, vol.14, no.4, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/hepatmon.16975
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Hepatitis B, Chronic, Biological Markers, Liver Cirrhosis, LIVER FIBROSIS, BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS, BIOPSY, VIRUS, CIRRHOSIS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The hepatitis B virus is an important healthcare problem. According to current clinical practice, a liver biopsy is required for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic liver disease. However, a liver biopsy is an invasive, inconvenient procedure, which requires an expert pathologist opinion. Therefore requirement of biochemical tests, which are considered to indicate hepatic fibrosis and may be repeated easily, increases gradually today.