Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 1339–1344 | Cite as

Ethnic Variations in Chronic Liver Diseases

  • Nyingi Kemmer
  • Guy W. Neff
Original Paper


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.


Ethnicity Liver disease Race 



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

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