FIB-5 Liver Fibrosis Index Shown to Predict Kidney Failure in MPA, GPA

FIB-5 Liver Fibrosis Index Shown to Predict Kidney Failure in MPA, GPA

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FIB-5 Liver Fibrosis Index Shown to Predict Kidney Failure in MPA, GPA

Measuring liver scarring at diagnosis, using the FIB-5 liver fibrosis index, can help predict kidney failure in people with the two most common subtypes of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), a study reports. Yet, this index was unable to predict mortality from any cause in these patients — who had either microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) or granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and no substantial liver diseases. The study, “Fibrosis-5 predicts end-stage renal disease in patients with microscopic polyangiitis and granulomatosis…

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