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Can liver fibrosis be measured in patients with hiv/aids?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Probably

Hiv/aids by it self is not a main cause of liver damage; however there are patients who are co-infected with hepatitis c, which in turn can cause liver injury, an ultrasound of the liver may indicate fibrosis but a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis; certain medications against hiv/aids may also cause liver damages ( niverapine).

In brief: Probably

Hiv/aids by it self is not a main cause of liver damage; however there are patients who are co-infected with hepatitis c, which in turn can cause liver injury, an ultrasound of the liver may indicate fibrosis but a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis; certain medications against hiv/aids may also cause liver damages ( niverapine).
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

If your referring to hep c and hiv.
There is a relatively new test called the hep c fibrosure. This circumvents liver biopsy (unless cancer is suspected). It gives a precise score corresponding to a level of liver fibrosis.

In brief: Yes

If your referring to hep c and hiv.
There is a relatively new test called the hep c fibrosure. This circumvents liver biopsy (unless cancer is suspected). It gives a precise score corresponding to a level of liver fibrosis.
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