|dc.contributor.author||Okoth, Fredrick A.||
|dc.identifier.citation||Masters of Medicine||en
|dc.description.abstract||Forty patients with histologically confirmed cirrhosis
attending Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) were studied.
The mean age of the patients was 46. I years and the male to
female ratio was 2:1. Kikuyu tribe predominated over the
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seropostivity rate
was 60% in the study compared with 10% in controls. Alcohol
possibly plays an equally important role in the causation
of cirrhosis but many of the characteristic histological
features seen in Caucasians were lacking. However, haemosiderosis
was a consistent feature.
The aetiology of cirrhosis could be explained in over three quarters
of the patients and were postviral hepatitic cirrhosis,
alcoholic cirrhosis and cryptogenic cirrhosis in that order.
Autoimmune 1iver disease was not seen in Africans.||en
|dc.publisher||University of Nairobi||en
|dc.title||The pattern of liver cirrhosis at the Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi||en
Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, ; bDepartment of Mental Health, School of Medicine,
Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya||
|local.publisher||School of Medicine||en