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SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL PEER-REVIEWED MONTHLY JOURNAL.
INSTITUTION OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

BLOOD SERUM FUCOSE AS PREDICTIVE FACTOR OF PROGRESSING LIVER FIBROSIS AND POTENTIAL MARKER OF HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HCV INFECTION

The results of the determination of total fucose in blood serum in groups of practically healthy persons and patients with various forms of HCV infection are presented. The possibility of using the fucose concentration as an indicator of progressive liver fibrosis in patients with chronic HCV infection is demonstrated. The optimal value of blood fucose is established allowing presume the hepatocellular carcinoma development in patients with HCV-associated cirrhosis.