A Misleading Parameter in the Diagnosis of Chronic Hepatitis B: Persistently Normal Transaminases


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Ozdogan O., YARAŞ S., Koksal A. R. , ALTINKAYA E. , Bayram M., Yilmaz Ozguven B., ...Daha Fazla

VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL, cilt.24, ss.79-84, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/vhd.2018.0010
  • Dergi Adı: VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.79-84

Özet

Objectives: Most of the patients with hepatitis B e (HBe)-negative hepatitis B have persistently normal transaminases (PNALT) levels. Patients, who have higher fibrosis and necroinflammatory activity scores, are at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. Therefore, it is important to distinguish between active and inactive hepatitis in this group.