Alcohol-induced liver disease

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Abstract

Hepatic changes resulting from the regular ingestion of alcohol are many and include fat infiltration, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis. Only 10% to 15% of chronic alcoholics develop liver disease. Women are more susceptible. An area of considerable importance is the high prevalence of concomitant infection with hepatitis C virus in chronic alcoholics. Patients who have hepatitis C and alcohol-induced liver injury are much more likely to develop progressive liver disease and cirrhosis. Corticosteroid therapy has proven useful in the treatment of patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-131
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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