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Liver fibrosis from viral hepatitis: advances in non-invasive diagnosis

by Jincheng Wang a orcid Jinyu Sun a orcid Tao Qin a Xiaohan Ren a Jin Zhang b orcid  and  Xiaojie Lu a,*
a
Department of General Surgery, Liver Transplantation Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University,Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
b
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 39216, USA
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
CI  2023, 16; 2(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.58567/ci02010002
Received: 22 March 2023 / Accepted: 22 May 2023 / Published: 14 June 2023

Abstract

The stages of liver fibrosis can reflect the severity of chronic viral hepatitis and the probability of liver cancer. Biopsy is still regarded as the reference for staging fibrosis, but the invasive method is not suitable for first-line screening. In recent years, noninvasive methods for detecting virus-driven liver fibrosis have been developed rapidly, which mainly include biological (serum biomarkers indexes) and physical (imaging assessment of liver stiffness) strategies. In this review, we introduce these noninvasive methods, enumerate their diagnosis performances and discuss the role of ferroptosis. At last, we propose directions for future researches.


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Wang, J.; Sun, J.; Qin, T.; Ren, X.; Zhang, J.; Lu, X. Liver fibrosis from viral hepatitis: advances in non-invasive diagnosis. Cancer Insight, 2023, 2, 16. https://doi.org/10.58567/ci02010002
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Wang J, Sun J, Qin T, Ren X, Zhang J, Lu X. Liver fibrosis from viral hepatitis: advances in non-invasive diagnosis. Cancer Insight; 2023, 2(1):16. https://doi.org/10.58567/ci02010002
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Wang, J., Sun, J., Qin, T., Ren, X., Zhang, J., & Lu, X. (2023). Liver fibrosis from viral hepatitis: advances in non-invasive diagnosis. Cancer Insight, 2(1), 16. https://doi.org/10.58567/ci02010002

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