Chronic liver disease in Aboriginal North Americans.

  title={Chronic liver disease in Aboriginal North Americans.},
  author={John D Scott and Naomi Garland},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={14 29},
A structured literature review was performed to detail the frequency and etiology of chronic liver disease (CLD) in Aboriginal North Americans. CLD affects Aboriginal North Americans disproportionately and is now one of the most common causes of death. Alcoholic liver disease is the leading etiology of CLD, but viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis C, is an important and growing cause of CLD. High rates of autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) are reported in regions of… CONTINUE READING


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