Quantitative histomorphometric study of the jejunal mucosa in chronic alcoholics.

Jejunal suction biopsies of 18 chronic alcoholics (alcohol intake of more than 100 g of ethanol per day for several years) and 10 nonalcoholic control subjects were analyzed quantitatively using the microdissection technique described by Clarke. Both groups were comparable concerning age, body weight and sex. The duration of alcohol withdrawal in the… CONTINUE READING