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The changing pattern of liver disease in South African Blacks.
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PMID:  206977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Consecutive liver biopsies in a large general hospital for Blacks over the period 1959 - 1960 were compared with those in the 2-year period 1975 - 1976. Changes were noted in the histological appearances of micronodular cirrhosis. With the liberalization of the liquor laws and the granting of access to hard liquor to Blacks, fatty change, alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic hyalin and alcoholic cirrhosis are making their appearance in the micronodular cirrhosis of the South African Blacks, features which were never observed when alcohol consumption was confined to homebrewed beverages containing large quantities of iron derived from the metallic containers in which liquor is brewed. No change in the histological picture or incidence of macronodular cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma was observed.
C Isaacson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-07-15     Completed Date:  1978-07-15     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
African Continental Ancestry Group
Alcohol Drinking
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / epidemiology
Legislation as Topic
Liver / pathology
Liver Cirrhosis / epidemiology
Liver Diseases / epidemiology*,  pathology
Liver Neoplasms / epidemiology
Middle Aged
South Africa

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