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Gross hepatomegaly due to ‘minimal change’ liver disease in a young female alcoholic
  1. Sisir K. Majumdar,
  2. G. K. Shaw,
  3. E. J. Aps,
  4. Allan D. Thomson,
  5. P. O'Gorman,
  6. J. Bugler


    The case of a grossly enlarged liver due to alcohol excess in a woman of 21 is reported. This case further demonstrates that a chronic alcoholic can have gross hepatomegaly with normal histology and normal liver function tests. The possible pathogenetic basis of ethanol-induced hepatomegaly (‘minimal change’ liver disease) is discussed.

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