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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Liver and Biliary Disease|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Aug 31 2010|
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