Prevalence and Risk Factors for Significant Liver Fibrosis in Patients with HIV Infection

2015 In Vivo 29;6 (771-775)

AIM: The aim of the present study was the evaluation of liver fibrosis in a population of patients monoinfected with HIV using the transient liver elastography (FibroScan) method. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 228 consecutive patients with HIV were evaluated: 80 (35.09%) were HIV-1 monoinfected and 148 (64.91%) (HIV)/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected. Echoic liver diagnosis was also performed. RESULTS: F2 Metavir-score fibrosis or higher was found to be associated with drug addiction, alanine aminotransferase >80 UI/l, cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4+) T lymphocytes nadir

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