Spectrum of Alcoholic Liver Disease

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Abstract

Liver disease from excessive alcohol consumption is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. There is a clear relationship between alcohol and a variety of health and socioeconomic problems. According to the World Health Organization, 3.3 million people die of alcohol-related causes annually. Despite public knowledge of its potential adverse effects, alcohol consumption and the morbidity and mortality from alcoholic liver disease (ALD) have increased. ALD comprises a spectrum of injury, including simple steatosis, acute alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis. Rather than being distinct disease entities, these pathologic processes frequently overlap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016

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Keywords

  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Epidemiology of alcohol abuse
  • Risk factors for alcoholic liver disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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