Charles E. Cherubin, M.D., F.A.C.P.; William Rosenthal, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Richard Stenger, M.D.; Alfred Prince, M.D.; Thomas McGinn, M.D.; Michael Baden, M.D.; Seth Kane, B.S.; Daniel Weinberger, B.S.; Robert Strauss, B.S.
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To examine the problems of chronic liver disease in narcotics users, liver sections of consecutive addicts who were autopsied at the Medical Examiner's Office (none died of liver disease) were studied in comparison with age-matched controls. In addition, exdrug-users in a rehabilitation program were followed. Serum hepatitis/Australia antigen determinations were performed on all subjects and patients in the study. The autopsy liver sections were reviewed by two experienced readers without knowledge of the subjects' histories. Of the 44 readable liver sections from addicts, 10 were read as chrome aggressive hepatitis, 1 as chronic aggressive hepatitis with granulomata (this patient was
Cherubin CE, Rosenthal W, Stenger R, Prince A, McGinn T, Baden M, et al. Studies of Chronic Liver Disease in Narcotic Addicts.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:833–834. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-833_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):833-834.
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