Alterations of glucose metabolism in chronic liver disease.

  title={Alterations of glucose metabolism in chronic liver disease.},
  author={Camillo Del Vecchio Blanco and Sandro Gentile and Riccardo Marmo and Luigi Carbone and M. Coltorti},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  volume={8 1},
The prevalence of glucose intolerance has been studied by oral glucose tolerance test in 670 patients affected by chronic liver disease. The glycometabolic status was evaluated by criteria given by WHO in 1980. Sixty-nine subjects appeared to be affected by chronic persistent hepatitis and 140 by chronic active hepatitis. In these patients the prevalence of diabetic responses (DR) did not differ much from that of the general population in our geographic area. In contrast, a markedly higher… CONTINUE READING
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