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Liver function tests and fibrosis scores in a rural population in Africa: A cross-sectional study to estimate the burden of disease and associated risk factors

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Objectives:
Liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, but its prevalence, distribution and aetiology have not been well characterised. We therefore set out to examine liver function tests (LFTs) and liver fibrosis scores in a rural African population.


Design:
We undertook a cross-sectional survey of LFTs. We classified abnormal LFTs based on reference ranges set in America and in Africa. We d...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032890

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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University of Oxford
Division:
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Department:
NDM
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
BMJ Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
10
Article number:
e032890
Publication date:
2020-03-31
Acceptance date:
2020-02-17
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EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1087973
Local pid:
pubs:1087973
Deposit date:
2020-02-17

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