Post-HCV treatment liver stiffness linked with adverse outcomes

Higher fibroscan liver stiffness after hepatitis C antiviral treatment was associated with the development of decompensated cirrhosis, according to study results.“There are many routinely available clinical and laboratory predictors of the development of liver-related complications after anti-viral treatment, including age, a clinical diagnosis of cirrhosis, fibrosis-4 score, model for end-stage liver disease score and viral clearance by sustained virological response,” George N. Iaonnou, MD, MS, of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, and colleagues wrote. “It isRead More

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