Differential hepatic features presenting in Wilson disease-associated cirrhosis and hepatitis B-associated cirrhosis
Hao-Jie Zhong, Lan-Feng Xue, Yu Chen, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou 510000, Guangdong Province, China
Hao-Jie Zhong, Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong Medical University, Zhanjiang 524000, Guangdong Province, China
Huan-Huan Sun, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xi’an 710000, Shaanxi Province, China
Eileen M McGowan, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney NSW 2007, Australia
Author contributions: Zhong HJ, Sun HH, and Chen Y contributed to study conception and design; Zhong HJ, Sun HH, Xue LF, McGowan EM, and Chen Y contributed to data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, and writing of the article; Zhong HJ, McGowan EM, and Chen Y contributed to editing, reviewing, and final approval of the article.
Supported by the Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, No. 2015A030302085 and No. 2016A020212022.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethical Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (2018-72).
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was waived by the Ethical Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest for any of the authors.
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Corresponding author: Yu Chen, MD, PhD, Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, No. 19, Nonglinxia Road, Guangzhou 510000, Guangdong Province, China. email@example.com
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Received: December 7, 2018
Peer-review started: December 9, 2018
First decision: December 28, 2018
Revised: January 3, 2019
Accepted: January 9, 2019
Article in press: January 9, 2019
Published online: January 21, 2019