Interfering parameters in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease fibrosis score

2015 Liver International 35;1 (285)

We have read with great interest the article by Petta et al. (1). In this study, the performance of combined noninvasive tools for identifying advanced fibrosis was assessed in two independent cohorts of Italian biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients. In conclusion, the combination of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) with NAFLD fibrosis score (NFS) was found to be able to accurately diagnose or exclude the presence of severe liver fibrosis, also reducing of about 50-60% the number of needed diagnostic liver biopsies. However, we would like to share our thoughts and contributions with Petta and colleagues. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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