Alcoholic liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Alcohol is implicated in more than 50% of liver-related deaths in the United States, and complications of alcoholism contribute to one-quarter of a million deaths annually. Also, alcoholic liver disease is a major health care cost expenditure, accounting for nearly $3 billion annually.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
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