volume 27, issue 3, P131-136 2013
DOI: 10.1155/2013/904636
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Abstract: The protocol liver biopsy at six months could be eliminated, especially in patients who consistently exhibit low AST levels. Histological activity, the presence or absence of fibrosis, and AST values at the 12-month biopsy may lead to the decision to defer the protocol biopsy at 24 months or result in earlier introduction of antiviral therapy.