Combined detection of liver stiffness and C-reactive protein in patients with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis, with and without hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Authors:
    • Xiao‑Yan Liu
    • Li‑Na Ma
    • Ting‑Ting Yan
    • Zhen‑Hui Lu
    • Yuan‑Yuan Tang
    • Xia Luo
    • Xiang‑Chun Ding
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  • Published online on: January 26, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.742
  • Pages: 587-590
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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the usefulness of combined detection of liver stiffness (LS) and serum C‑reactive protein (CRP) level in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)‑related liver cirrhosis (LC). A total of 156 cases of previously untreated patients with HBV‑related LC were classified into the LC group [LC without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)] and the HCC group (LC with HCC). Comparative analyses of LS and serum CRP level were conducted between these two groups. LS values and serum CRP levels were found to be significantly higher in the HCC group compared with those in the LC group (P<0.01). The LS values and serum CRP levels were not significantly different between α‑fetoprotein (AFP)‑positive and ‑negative patients. A high LS value was a high‑risk factor for HCC in patients with chronic hepatitis B. the CRP‑positive rate was significantly higher in the HCC group compared with that in LC group in a subset of patients with high LS values (P<0.01). In conclusion, the combined detection of LS and serum CRP may complement the measurement of AFP in the diagnosis of HBV‑related HCC, improve the identification of patients with AFP‑negative HCC and help distinguish HCC from LC.
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Liu, X., Ma, L., Yan, T., Lu, Z., Tang, Y., Luo, X., & Ding, X. (2016). Combined detection of liver stiffness and C-reactive protein in patients with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis, with and without hepatocellular carcinoma. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 4, 587-590. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.742
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Liu, X., Ma, L., Yan, T., Lu, Z., Tang, Y., Luo, X., Ding, X."Combined detection of liver stiffness and C-reactive protein in patients with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis, with and without hepatocellular carcinoma". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4.4 (2016): 587-590.
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Liu, X., Ma, L., Yan, T., Lu, Z., Tang, Y., Luo, X., Ding, X."Combined detection of liver stiffness and C-reactive protein in patients with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis, with and without hepatocellular carcinoma". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4, no. 4 (2016): 587-590. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.742