Chronic liver disease in the hispanic population of the united states

Andres F. Carrion, Ravi Ghanta, Olveen Carrasquillo, Paul Martin

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Abstract

Chronic liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among Hispanic people living in the United States. Environmental, genetic, and behavioral factors, as well as socioeconomic and health care disparities among this ethnic group have emerged as important public health concerns. We review the epidemiology, natural history, and response to therapy of chronic liver disease in Hispanic patients. The review covers nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis B and C, coinfection of viral hepatitis with human immunodeficiency virus, alcoholic cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, autoimmune hepatitis, and primary biliary cirrhosis. For most of these disorders, the Hispanic population has a higher incidence and more aggressive pattern of disease and overall worse treatment outcomes than in the non-Hispanic white population. Clinicians should be aware of these differences in caring for Hispanic patients with chronic liver disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)834-841
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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Hispanic Americans
Liver Diseases
Chronic Disease
Population
Healthcare Disparities
Behavioral Genetics
Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis
Autoimmune Hepatitis
Biliary Liver Cirrhosis
Hepatitis C
Natural History
Hepatitis B
Coinfection
Ethnic Groups
Hepatitis
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Epidemiology
Public Health
HIV
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnicity
  • Fibrosis
  • Latino
  • Race
  • Risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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Chronic liver disease in the hispanic population of the united states. / Carrion, Andres F.; Ghanta, Ravi; Carrasquillo, Olveen; Martin, Paul.

In: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vol. 9, No. 10, 01.10.2011, p. 834-841.

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