[Pathogenesis and methods evaluation of liver fibrosis in HIV/HCV co-infection]

2010 Przeglad Epidemiologiczny 64;4 (465-471)

The paper presents the pathogenetic base of liver fibrosis in HIV/HCV co-infection. The factors influencing on fibrosis progression, dependent on progressive immunosuppression and the effects of antiretroviral drugs are discussed in details. Current diagnostic possibilities, including the role of histopathologic evaluation of liver tissue and non-invasive methods--serum fibrosis markers and elastometry--are presented.

Pubmed : 21473059