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Chest hair and cirrhosis of the liver


Chest hair growth in the cirrhotic white male was compared with that of the random hospital population and with healthy adult white males. There was no difference between these groups. Hairyness of the chest is of no aid in bedside diagnosis of cirrhosis of the liver.

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Grace, W.J., Morgan, R., Germanos, S. et al. Chest hair and cirrhosis of the liver. Digest Dis Sci 7, 913–914 (1962).

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  • Public Health
  • White Male
  • Hair Growth
  • Hospital Population
  • Chest Hair