Alcoholic liver disease

Helga Paula, Vijay Shah

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Alcoholic liver disease is a major driver of liver-related morbidity and mortality in the USA and worldwide. Diagnosis is made by a combination of clinical, histologic, and laboratory findings. Disease includes a spectrum ranging from fatty liver, which is generally benign, to hepatitis and cirrhosis, which can carry a poor prognosis. Although various pharmacologic therapies have been utilized, the most established treatments include supportive care, abstinence, and liver transplantation when appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationLiver and Biliary Disease
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781444325249
ISBN (Print)9781405182751
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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