Epidemiology of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Sumeet K. Asrani, William Sanchez

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Across the globe, upwards of 75 million people are diagnosed with alcohol use disorders and maladaptive alcohol use is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) can present as a spectrum of disorders ranging from asymptomatic liver test derangements to severe acute hepatitis or end stage chronic liver disease. The incidence and prevalence of ALD varies across geographic areas and is influenced by gender, race, and socioeconomic factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGI Epidemiology
Subtitle of host publicationDiseases and Clinical Methodology: Second Edition
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781118727072
ISBN (Print)9780470672570
StatePublished - Jan 13 2014


  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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