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Research Article

A Noninvasive Score to Predict Liver Fibrosis in HBeAg-Positive Hepatitis B Patients with Normal or Minimally Elevated Alanine Aminotransferase Levels

Table 4

Point assignment of the score system for noninvasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis.

Exploratory factor1 point2 points3 points

HBeAg (S/CO)>1248106–1248<106
LSM (kPa)<4.94.9–8.5>8.5

LSM: liver stiffness measurement. Score = the point of HBeAg + the point of LSM. Score 2–3: nonsignificant fibrosis; score 4: indeterminate fibrosis; and score 5–6: significant fibrosis.

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