Is liver biopsy still needed in children with chronic viral hepatitis?
Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak, Barbara Kowalik-Mikołajewska, Małgorzata Aniszewska, Magdalena Pluta, Magdalena Marczyńska, Department of Children’s Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Warsaw, 01-201 Warsaw, Poland
Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak, Barbara Kowalik-Mikołajewska, Małgorzata Aniszewska, Magdalena Pluta, Magdalena Marczyńska, Warsaw Hospital for Infectious Diseases, 01-201 Warsaw, Poland
Author contributions: Pokorska-Śpiewak M designed the research, conducted the review of existing literature, analyzed data, and wrote the manuscript; all the authors revised the paper, and approved the final version of the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak, MD, PhD, Department of Children’s Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Warsaw, ul. Wolska 37, 01-201 Warsaw, Poland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 20, 2015
Peer-review started: July 30, 2015
First decision: September 11, 2015
Revised: September 23, 2015
Accepted: September 30, 2015
Article in press: September 30, 2015
Published online: November 14, 2015