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Screening for Cirrhosis

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually given to people without current symptoms but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no screening guidelines for cirrhosis. However, there are promising non-invasive methods which can look at the severity of the fibrosis in individuals at high risk of developing liver cirrhosis (for example, chronic alcoholism, chronic viral hepatitis). The tests include breath testing, blood tests, and imaging techniques.

References

American Liver Foundation website. Available at: http://www.liverfoundation.org . Accessed March 8, 2006.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov . Accessed March 7, 2006.

National Library of Medicine website. Available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov . Accessed March 8, 2006.

Smith JO, Sterling RK. Non-invasive Methods of Fibrosis Analysis in Chronic Hepatitis C. Alimentary Pharm Therap . 2009;30:557-76.

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