Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 6th, 2006
"Recently, the incidence of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) has been increasing in Japan; this associated with an increase in alcoholic beverage consumption. Multiple organ failures are frequently observed in patients with severe AH, most of whom have a poor prognosis similar to fulminant hepatitis; as well numbers of severe AH patients appear to be increasing."
"Although prognosis of fulminant hepatitis in Japan has been recently improved by intensive treatments such as plasma exchange (PE)...
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