"Nonalcoholic" chronic hepatitis in the alcoholic.

@article{Goldberg1977NonalcoholicCH,
  title={"Nonalcoholic" chronic hepatitis in the alcoholic.},
  author={Stanley J. Goldberg and Charles L. Mendenhall and Alastair M. Connell and Antonio Chedid},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1977},
  volume={72 4 Pt 1},
  pages={598-604}
}
Ten alcoholic patients with biopsy proved chronic active or chronic persistent hepatitis were observed. In each patient, the responsible etiological agent appeared to be ethanol. Laboratory abnormalities could be distinguished statistically from those in a group of 121 patients with alcoholic hepatitis by their higher SGPT (262 +/- 139 versus 62 +/- 7 U per ml, P is less than 0.01), lower ratio of SGOT:SGPT (1.96 +/- 0.34 versus 4.71 +/- 0.40, P is less than 0.01), and lower white blood cell… CONTINUE READING

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