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The clinical features, course and histology of liver in 20 patients; mostly middle aged to elderly females, closely resembling chronic Non A Non B hepatitis is presented. They presented quite late in their disease and therefore, complications such as variceal bleeds, ascites and encephalopathy were frequent. Our patients were negative for hepatitis B and C virus serology. Metabolic and immune causes of chronic liver disease were also ruled out. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of its kind elaborating the clinical features, course and histology of liver in chronic Non B Non C hepatitis and raises a number of questions as to the nature of the infecting virus and the epidemiology of disease.


Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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