The evaluation of hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C, using the fibromax and fibroscan techniques

Iulia Anca Marian (Deaconu), The Infectious Diseases Hospital "Victor Babes", Craiova, Romania, Gheorghe Iulian Diaconescu, Valentin Cirlig, The Infectious Diseases Hospital "Victor Babes", Craiova, Romania, Infectious Diseases Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania, Pharmacology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania
2018 Romanian Journal of Infectious Diseases  
This article represents an insight on the latest techniques used for determining the degree of hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C -the FibroMax and FibroScan techniques, by not only evaluating their results, but also by comparing and contrasting them. We studied 16 patients, diagnosed and treated in the Infectious Diseases Hospital "Victor Babes" from Craiova, with different degrees of fibrosis (F2-F4) and of viral inflammation (A0-A1-A3). The FibroScan results varied between
more » ... 7.8 and 66.4 kPa. Also, 11 from the 16 patients showed a correspondence between the FibroTest (F) of the FibroMax determination result and the one obtained at FibroScan. Thus, the two methods, although each of them is extremely important, are recommended to be used together for a more accurate quantification of the hepatic fibrosis degree in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
doi:10.37897/rjid.2018.4.4 fatcat:srl5reuom5fybejovxobcteqjm