Table 1: Comparison of DIA results obtained on Masson trichrome/Sirius Red and orcein stained slides. The comparison has been performed separately for each stage.

MT/SR (%) ± DSOrcein staining (%) ± DS value

Chronic hepatitis (50 pts)
 Stage 1 (12 pts)4.9 ± 4.53.7 ± 1.50.126
 Stage 2 (10 pts)4.2 ± 2.64.7 ± 3.90.808
 Stage 3 (8 pts)6.9 ± 1.26.0 ± 1.40.234
 Stage 4 (20 pts)15.4 ± 7.016.9 ± 7.20.467