Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 1339–1344

Ethnic Variations in Chronic Liver Diseases

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10620-007-9992-0

Cite this article as:
Kemmer, N. & Neff, G.W. Dig Dis Sci (2008) 53: 1339. doi:10.1007/s10620-007-9992-0


Chronic liver disease is a major source of morbidity and mortality in the United States today. There is little information on the interethnic variation in the clinical presentation, therapeutic responses and prognosis of individuals with liver disease. This review will discuss the ethnic variations and implications of the most common liver diseases.


EthnicityLiver diseaseRace



Hepatitis C virus


Hepatocellular carcinoma


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.University of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA