Assessment of liver fibrosis by transient elastography in patients with HIV and hepatitis B virus coinfection in Nigeria

Claudia Hawkins, Oche Agbaji, Placid Ugoagwu, Chloe L. Thio, Muazu M. Auwal, Charles Ani, Chinedum Okafo, Erika Wallender, Robert L. Murphy

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Abstract

We describe the prevalence and risk factors for advanced liver fibrosis (≥9.3 kPa) using transient elastography in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-monoinfected and HIV/HBV (hepatitis B virus)-coinfected, antiretroviral naive adults in Nigeria. HBV coinfection and HBV DNA levels significantly increased the risk of advanced fibrosis in HIV and HIV/HBV patients, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e189-e192
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume57
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Africa
  • HBV
  • HIV
  • liver fibrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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