Chronic liver disease after acute non-A, non-B viral hepatitis

Jorge Rakela, Allan G. Redeker

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Abstract

We have analyzed the frequency of chronicity and its distribution according to epidemiologic background following acute non-A, non-B hepatitis. Eighteen of 45 cases (40%) developed chronic liver disease. The incidence of chronicity was significantly higher following transfusion and among drug addicts (54% and 58%) than among patients without obvious source of infection (20%). Chronic active hepatitis developed in 4 of 13 patients (31%) with posttransfusion hepatitis. This lesion was not observed among the addicts or the patients without obvious source for the acute hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1200-1202
Number of pages3
JournalGastroenterology
Volume77
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Chronic liver disease after acute non-A, non-B viral hepatitis. / Rakela, Jorge; Redeker, Allan G.

In: Gastroenterology, Vol. 77, No. 6, 1979, p. 1200-1202.

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Rakela, Jorge ; Redeker, Allan G. / Chronic liver disease after acute non-A, non-B viral hepatitis. In: Gastroenterology. 1979 ; Vol. 77, No. 6. pp. 1200-1202.
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