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The non-invasive diagnosis of cirrhosis using the Fibroscan must be performed with cause-specific stiffness cut-offs
  1. E Nguyen-Khac1,
  2. D Capron1,
  3. A Braillon2,
  4. J L Dupas1
  1. 1Service d’Hépato-Gastroentérologie, Amiens University Hospital, Amiens, France
  2. 2Service de Santé Publique, Amiens University Hospital, Amiens, France
  1. Dr E Nguyen-Khac, Service d’Hépato-Gastroentérologie, Amiens University Hospital, Place Victor Pauchet, F-80054 Amiens, France; nguyen-khac.eric{at}

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We read the article by Fraquelli et al (Gut 2007;56:968–73) with great interest. In addition to the Fibroscan’s excellent reproducibility, the authors reported stiffness cut-offs for the non-invasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis with, notably, a value of 11.9 kPa for cirrhosis. This choice is arguable because the study population …

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