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., ...More

VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL, vol.24, no.3, pp.79-84, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/vhd.2018.0010
  • Title of Journal : VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-84

Abstract

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.