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Title: Assessment of liver disease in patients with chronic hepatitis C and unhealthy alcohol use
Author: Fuster, Daniel
García-Calvo, Xavier
Zuluaga, Paola
Bolao, Ferran
Muga, Robert
Keywords: Virus de la hepatitis C
Malalties del fetge
Hepatitis C virus
Liver diseases
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2021
Publisher: Baishideng Publishing Group Inc.
Abstract: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and unhealthy alcohol use are major drivers of the burden of liver disease worldwide and commonly co-occur. Assessment of underlying liver damage is a cornerstone of the clinical care of patients with chronic HCV infection and/or unhealthy alcohol use because many of them are diagnosed at advanced stages of disease. Early diagnosis of liver disease before decompensated liver cirrhosis becomes established is essential for treatment with direct acting antivirals and/or abstinence from alcohol consumption, which are the main therapeutic approaches for clinical management. In this review, we discuss current knowledge around the use of non-invasive methods to assess liver disease, such as abdominal ultrasound, controlled attenuation parameter, transient elastography, magnetic resonance imaging, and indices based on serum markers of liver injury.
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It is part of: World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2021, vol. 27, num. 23, p. 3223-3237
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ISSN: 2219-2840
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Institut d'lnvestigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL))

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