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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(10):61-65.
Published online October 1, 1991.
Clinical study on 80 cases of liver cirrhosis.
Jae Ho Lee, Young Rae Lee, Kwang Sung Kim, Sun Kyu Kim
간경화로 입원한 환자에 대한 분석
이재호, 이영래, 김광성, 김선규
부천제일병원 가정의학과
Most recent data revealed that mortality rate of liver cirrhosis had been increased significantly in this society. And the mortality rate of hepatic cancer of Korean males was highest in the world last year. In the past, we did not give attention to the many alcoholics. So we need more considerable concerns about alcoholics and chronic hepatitis patients. Especially, death rate in fourth decade due to liver cirrhosis was significantly increased. Therefore, we studied retrospectively eighty liver cirrhosis patients admitted at Buchun Jeil Hospital from January 1989 to August 1990 located near Seoul city
The results obtained were as follows;
1. Male to female ratio was 8:1, and the age showed high incidence in 5th and 6th decades.
Patients who were hired and had low education and did not have religion were contributed with the most of the cases.
2. 85% of patients were alcohol drinkers and has been drinking over 20 years.
3. The amount of alcohol consumption most patients was more than 1 bottle of 2 hop-Soju.
4. Most often chief complaints when admitted were ascites.
5. α-fetoprotein was positive in 78.8%.
6. Serum HBs Ag is positive in 32.5% of cases and HBe Ag is positive in 30.8%.
7. Hepatoma was combined with liver cirrosis in 18.8% of cases.


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