Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 4th, 2003
"Alcoholic hepatitis is a form of acute injury to liver tissue that is also a precursor of cirrhosis, and carries significant morbidity and mortality. Severe alcoholic hepatitis in particular carries a high short-term mortality, and also places an enormous burden on stretched healthcare resources. Treatment of alcoholic hepatitis has been limited to supportive management and nutritional supplementation without clear improvements in outcome, and the timing and patient selection for hepatic transplantation is problematic," scientists in England report.
"The use of...
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