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  1. S A Harrison1,
  2. B A Neuschwander-Tetri2
  1. 1
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  2. 2
    Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr S A Harrison, 3841 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA; Stephen.Harrison{at}

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