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Table 4 Changes of LSM values in different grades of inflammation within the same fibrosis stage

From: Diagnostic efficacy of FibroScan for liver inflammation in patients with chronic hepatitis B: a single-center study with 1185 liver biopsies as controls

S, n = 1185 G, n = 1185
G1 (LSM) G2 (LSM) G3 (LSM) G4 (LSM)
S0 (56) 42 (7.31 ± 2.37) 13 (8.05 ± 2.28) 1 (5.6) 0
S1 (243) 64 (7.99 ± 2.54) 164 (8.22 ± 3.34) 15 (8.49 ± 2.77) 0
S2 (378) 10 (8.67 ± 1.44) 220 (8.85 ± 3.20) 148 (10.54 ± 3.97) 0
S3 (325) 0 13 (9.89 ± 2.66) 268 (13.97 ± 6.87) 44 (17.24 ± 10.24)
S4 (183) 0 1 (9.5) 43 (14.78 ± 6.39) 139 (20.87 ± 11.84)
  1. S0 stage of fibrosis: t = − 1.002, P = 0.321
  2. S1 stage of fibrosis: F = 0.211, P = 0.81
  3. S2 stage of fibrosis: F = 10.664, P < 0.001; G1 versus G3, P = 0.01; G3 versus G2, P < 0.001
  4. S3 stage of fibrosis: F = 6.194, P = 0.002; G2 versus G3, P = 0.051; G2 versus G4, P = 0.002; G3 versus G4, P = 0.006
  5. S4 stage of fibrosis: G3 versus G4, t = − 4.358, P < 0.001