Changes of FibroScan, APRI, and FIB-4 in chronic hepatitis B patients with significant liver histological changes receiving 3-year entecavir therapy

2018 Clin Exp Med In Press;

Noninvasive fibrosis tests have been used widely for evaluation of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). We aimed to investigate the influence of antiviral treatment on FibroScan, APRI, and FIB-4 in CHB patients with significant liver histological changes (SLHC) defined as inflammatory grade >/= A2 and/or fibrosis stage >/= F2. A total of 104 CHB patients with SLHC at the baseline were included. FibroScan, APRI, and FIB-4 values were compared before and after 3-year entecavir (ETV) treatment. Liver stiffness measurement values decreased significantly after 3-year ETV treatment in cirrhosis group (from 13.6 to 9.6 kPa, p = 0.018), significant fibrosis group (from 8.4 to 5.8 kPa, p = 0.001), and mild fibrosis group (from 5.5 to 4 kPa, p

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