The effects of drug abuse on the natural history and progression of chronic active and chronic persistent hepatitis

  • Y. Arthurs
  • G. D. Doyle
  • J. F. Fielding


Chronic active hepatitis in drug abusers tends to be a histologically less severe disease than in non drug abusers in whom it may be of the lupoid variety. Chronic persistent hepatitis tends to persist in drug abusers (this may be due to continued abuse) and regress more frequently in non drug abusers.


Hepatitis Chronic Active Hepatitis IRISH Journal Drug Abuser Initial Biopsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Arthurs
    • 1
  • G. D. Doyle
    • 1
  • J. F. Fielding
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and GastroenterologyThe Charitable InfirmaryDublin 1

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