Predictive value of liver enzymes and inflammatory biomarkers for the severity of liver fibrosis stage in HIV/HCV co-infected patients

2013 PLoS ONE 8;3 (e59205)

OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess a possible association between plasma inflammatory biomarkers (CRP, IL-6, soluble CD14) and the extent of fibrosis or cirrhosis using a FibroScan(R) in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study assessed 60 HIV/HCV co-infected patients who had paired plasma samples and FibroScan(R) values available. All included patients were controlled for HIV infection (HIV-1 RNA

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