Personalized management of cirrhosis by non-invasive tests of liver fibrosis.

Clinical and molecular hepatology

Wong GL, Espinosa WZ, Wong VW

2015 Clin Mol Hepatol Volume 21 Issue 3

PubMed 26523265 DOI 10.3350/cmh.2015.21.3.200

Review FibroTest Independant Team vs. Elastography vs. Biomarkers HCV HBV Metabolic Diseases Alcohol Fibrosis Cirrhosis

Owing to the high prevalence of various chronic liver diseases, cirrhosis is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In recent years, the development of non-invasive tests of fibrosis allows accurate diagnosis of cirrhosis and reduces the need for liver biopsy. In this review, we discuss the application of these non-invasive tests beyond the diagnosis of cirrhosis. In particular, their role in the selection of patients for hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance and varices screening is highlighted.

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