Clin Oncol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Epidemiology of Liver Diseases Across the Levant and Egypt: A Review

Rola F Jaafar1*, Jad Allam2, Adel Hajj Ali2, Joyce Habib2 and Walid G Faraj1*

1Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
2Department of Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon

*Correspondance to: Rola F Jaafar 

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Abstract

Liver diseases constitute a major burden on the society worldwide in terms of morbidity and mortality. Common causes of liver disease include infectious causes (hepatitis A-E viruses) and non-infectious causes (most importantly is Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). The recent studies have shown an increased prevalence and incidence of liver diseases in general and a change in trends in the leading etiologies across the years with a decrease in the reported viral hepatitis prevalence and an increase in the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The Middle East shares similar trends with the world; however we show in our review the paucity of literature in this area and aim to highlight this deficiency in order to raise awareness and decrease the risk factors.

Keywords:

Liver disease; Middle East; Levant; Hepatitis; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Epidemiology

Citation:

Jaafar RF, Allam J, Ali AH, Habib J, Faraj WG. Epidemiology of Liver Diseases Across the Levant and Egypt: A Review. Clin Oncol. 2021;6:1822..

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