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Does a linear pattern of sinusoidal IgA deposition distinguish between alcoholic and diabetic liver disease?

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Liver
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
5
Pages
281–286
Identifiers
PMID: 3059123
Source
Medline

Abstract

IgA deposition in hepatic sinusoids was demonstrated in liver biopsies from 26 patients with alcohol- or diabetes-related fatty liver and fatty liver hepatitis, and from 13 patients with normal liver or chronic active hepatitis. The pattern and extent of IgA deposition were similar in alcoholic and diabetic patients, a linear, continuous pattern being the most common. Staining for IgA cannot therefore be used to evaluate aetiology of fatty liver hepatitis in these two groups of patients.

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