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The natives living along the Gambia River in West Africa are subjected by the nature of their primitive agriculture to annual cycles of severe fasting and malnutrition. Enlargement of the liver is present in almost all of the children in this region by the age of two years. This monograph reports a study mainly of liver biopsies in the attempt to establish the etiologic factors in the pathogenesis of the hepatic lesions.
The major portion of the report deals with the pathologic anatomy of the liver and detailed histologic examinations are described, with numerous plates. The authors distinguish two types
Fibrosis of the Liver in West African Children.. Ann Intern Med. ;43:222–223. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-222_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):222-223.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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