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Autoimmune hepatitis exerts a profound, negative effect on health related quality of life: a prospective, single centre study.

08:00 EDT 11th September 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Autoimmune hepatitis exerts a profound, negative effect on health related quality of life: a prospective, single centre study."

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a progressive chronic liver disease. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) in AIH has not attracted much attention so far. We prospectively assessed various aspects of HRQoL in a well characterized group of patients with AIH.

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Name: Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
ISSN: 1478-3231
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