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  AllRefer Health - Alcoholic Liver Disease (Cirrhosis or Hepatitis - Alcoholic, Laennec's Cirrhosis, Liver Disease due ...
Alcoholic liver disease involves an acute or chronic inflammation of the liver induced by alcohol abuse.
The longer the duration of alcohol use and the greater the consumption of alcohol, the greater the probability of developing liver disease.
In some drinkers, the rate of alcohol metabolism can be high enough to allow for the consumption of large quantities of alcohol without raising the blood alcohol level to detectable concentrations by conventional breath analyzer.
health.allrefer.com /health/alcoholic-liver-disease-info.html   (477 words)

  
  Hepatitis.org
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the major medical complications of alcohol abuse and a major health economic problem in the western world.
Alcohol is the major cause of liver cirrhosis in the Western world whereas alcoholic cirrhosis is responsible for approximately 44% of the 26000 death cirrhosis in the United States each years.
Alcoholic hepatitis is a necrotizing, inflammatory process often leading to cirrhosis or death.
www.hepatitis.org /hepatalcool_angl.htm   (1272 words)

  
 Hepatitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver characterized by malaise, joint aches, abdominal pain, vomiting 2-3 times per day for the first 5 days, loss of appetite, dark urine, fever, hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) and jaundice (icterus, yellowing of the eyes and skin).
Alcoholic hepatitis is characterized by a variable constellation of symptoms, which may include feeling unwell, enlargement of the liver, development of fluid in the abdomen ascites, and modest elevation of liver blood tests.
Alcoholic hepatitis is distinct from cirrhosis caused by long term alcohol consumption.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hepatitis   (1977 words)

  
 Lancaster General Hospital - Alcoholic Hepatitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction.
Alcoholic hepatitis is a complex problem and is a precursor to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
The individual with alcoholic hepatitis may be admitted to the hospital or treated on an outpatient basis.
www.lancastergeneral.org /content/greystone_20836.asp   (295 words)

  
 Hepatitis B Virus Overview's Chapter 1-3
Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus, the virus is very common in Asia, China, Philippines, China, Africa and the Middle east.
Hepatitis B is a DNA Virus of the hepadnaviridae family of viruses.
The Hepatitis 'e' antigen (HBeAg) is a peptide and normally detectable in the bloodstream when the hepatitis B virus is actively reproducing, this in turn leads to the person being much more infectious and at a greater risk of progression to liver disease.
www.hon.ch /Hepatitis/HBV_Chap1-3.html   (2653 words)

  
 eMedicine - Alcoholic Hepatitis : Article by Anastasios A Mihas, MD, DMSc, FACP, FACG
Alcoholism exhibits a genetic predisposition, and a history of alcoholism in a close relative may also indicate that a patient is at risk.
In alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis, the pressure measurement obtained with a catheter wedged retrograde in a branch of the hepatic vein accurately reflects the portal venous pressure.
Hepatic encephalopathy: The development of encephalopathy in patients with alcoholic hepatitis is invariably associated with a grave prognosis.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic101.htm   (8585 words)

  
 Alcoholic Liver Disease
Alcoholic hepatitis is an acute form of alcohol-induced liver injury that encompasses a spectrum of severity ranging from an asymptomatic derangement of biochemistries to fulminant liver failure and death.
Alcohol is known to cause an exaggerated gradient of hypoxia from the portal vein to the central vein, suggesting that the hypoxia induced by chronic alcohol use may contribute to hepatic damage.
Alcoholic hepatitis is a syndrome with a spectrum of severity, and therefore presenting symptoms vary.
www.clevelandclinicmeded.com /diseasemanagement/gastro/ald/ald.htm   (3579 words)

  
 Treatment for alcoholic hepatitis
- Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the liver.
- Alcoholic hepatitis is a precursor to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
Alcoholic hepatitis is distinct from cirrhosis caused by long term alcohol consumption.
digestive-disorders.health-cares.net /alcoholic-hepatitis-treatment.php   (2003 words)

  
 BioMed Central | Full text | Utility of the Mayo End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score in assessing prognosis of ...
Alcoholic hepatitis is characterized by acute, or acute-on-chronic hepatic failure and associated with a high mortality.
Alcoholic hepatitis is a manifestation of alcoholic liver injury characterized by necrotizing inflammatory hepatic lesions and acute hepatic decompensation.
The treatment of alcoholic hepatitis is largely symptomatic, with emphasis on alcohol abstinence and meticulous attention to nutritional status [2].
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-230X/2/2   (2383 words)

  
 University of Chicago Hospitals: Alcoholic Hepatitis
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction.
Alcoholic hepatitis is a complex problem and is a precursor to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
The individual with alcoholic hepatitis may be admitted to the hospital or treated on an outpatient basis.
www.uchospitals.edu /online-library/content=P00655   (355 words)

  
 What Is Alcoholic Hepatitis? - IHV Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Alcoholic liver disease involves an acute or chronic inflammation of the liver induced by alcohol abuse.
The longer the duration of alcohol use and the greater the consumption of alcohol, the greater the probability of developing liver disease.
In some drinkers, the rate of alcohol metabolism can be high enough to allow for the consumption of large quantities of alcohol without raising the blood alcohol level to detectable concentrations by conventional breath analyzer.
www.ihv.org /guides/alcoholic_hepatitis.html   (227 words)

  
 Hepatitis, Alcoholic | AHealthyMe.com
Alcoholic hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by alcohol.
Alcohol can also cause a third type of liver disease--fatty liver, in which the continuous action of alcohol turns the liver to useless fat.
Hepatitis of all kinds causes notable discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea, pain in the liver, and usually jaundice (turning yellow).
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100586930   (584 words)

  
 Alcoholic hepatitis - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Alcohol has long been associated with serious liver diseases such as hepatitis — inflammation of the liver.
And though damage from alcoholic hepatitis often can be reversed in people who stop drinking, the disease is likely to progress to cirrhosis and liver failure in people who continue to drink.
Researchers are learning more about how and why alcoholic hepatitis occurs, but less is known about how to treat alcoholic hepatitis effectively.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/alcoholic-hepatitis/DS00785   (238 words)

  
 Alcoholic Liver Disease
Alcoholic liver disease is an inflammation of the liver cells from exposure to alcohol.
Alcoholic hepatitis may lead to cirrhosis of the liver with the continued ingestion of alcohol.
Alcoholic hepatitis may be treated with Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, good nutrition and rest is also important.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/a/alcoholic.htm   (274 words)

  
 Alcoholic Hepatitis
Patrick D. Hung, M.D. Patrick D. Hung, M.D. Alcoholic hepatitis is a disease entity that occurs in 15-20% of chronic alcohol abusers.
It is important to emphasize that the diagnosis of alcoholic hepatitis is a clinical diagnosis and not strictly based on laboratory values, however, if the transaminases are elevated beyond 500 another etiology needs to be sought.
Novel therapies do exist for the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis; however, the standard of care is to use corticosteroids in severe cases.
www.odsgna.com /Alcoholic_hep.htm   (598 words)

  
 Hepatitis non-B, non-C   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The effect of vitamin E administration on clinical and laboratory parameters of liver function and on markers of fibrogenesis was assessed in patients with mild to moderate alcoholic hepatitis in a double blind randomized trial.
Alcoholic hepatitis is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality, and effective therapeutic regimens to treat this condition are lacking.
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) remains a significant risk for HIV-infected patients, and in patients with underlying hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
www.hivandhepatitis.com /hep_non_b_c.html   (1849 words)

  
 HepNet: Hepatitis C and Alcohol: CONTENTS OF NIH CONSENSUS ABSTRACTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The alcoholic patient is no less subject to the spectrum of hepatobiliary disorders that may afflict the nonalcoholic patient and, in some cases, may be predisposed to liver injury because of specific socioeconomic, epidemiologic, or metabolic risk factors.
Hepatitis C infection by polymerase chain reaction in alcoholics: false-positive ELISA results and the influence of infection on a clinical prognostic score.
Hepatitis C virus infection in alcoholic liver cirrhosis in Japan: its contribution to the development of hepatocelluar carcinoma.
www.hepnet.com /nih/schiff.html   (1645 words)

  
 NIH Guide: ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS
Chronic hepatitis C infection (1.8% of the US population) along with the alarming increases in overweight and obesity across all ages, racial and ethnic groups, and both genders (61% adults and 13% children) are significant causes of liver morbidity.
The institutes are also interested in research that elucidates interactions between alcohol and either HCV infection, obesity, or nutritional deficiencies which can potentiate the severity, and accelerate the course of alcoholic hepatitis.
This disease is characterized by fatty liver, hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-078.html   (2668 words)

  
 eMedicine - Alcoholic Hepatitis : Article Excerpt by: Anastasios A Mihas, MD, DMSc, FACP, FACG
Background: Alcoholic hepatitis is a syndrome of progressive inflammatory liver injury associated with long-term heavy intake of ethanol.
Alcoholic hepatitis usually persists and progresses to cirrhosis if heavy alcohol use continues.
Although the evidence to prove a genetic predilection to alcoholism is adequate, the role of genetic factors in determining susceptibility to alcoholic liver injury is much less clear.
www.emedicine.com /med/byname/alcoholic-hepatitis.htm   (535 words)

  
 Alcoholic liver disease Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Medicine Centre, Hepatocirrhosis Alcohol Damage Liver,Cirrhosis ...
The prevalence of Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in a population is usually determined by measuring death rates from alcoholic cirrhosis (in which healthy liver tissue becomes increasingly replaced by scar tissue).
Alcoholic hepatitis: the effects of this condition can be mild but may also be life threatening.
But in acute severe alcoholic hepatitis (characterized by jaundice, easy bruising, abnormal blood tests and sometimes the presence of ascites) It may takes as long as 8 weeks to 25 weeks.
www.geocities.com /mastertole/alcoholicliver.html   (960 words)

  
 Alcoholic liver disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alcoholic liver disease is the major cause of liver disease in Western countries, (in Asian countries, viral hepatitis is the major cause).
It arises from the excessive ingestion of alcohol.
Liver fibrosis, in itself, is largely asymptomatic but as it progresses it can turn into cirrhosis, where the fibrosis alters the architecture and impairs the function of the liver.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alcoholic_liver_disease   (330 words)

  
 Hepatitis, alcoholic
Alcoholic hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by alcohol.
Alcohol can also cause a third type of liver disease, fatty liver, in which the continuous action of alcohol turns the liver to useless fat.
It is suspected that both the alcohol and the poor nutrition produce alcoholic hepatitis.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/hepatitis_alcoholic.jsp   (564 words)

  
 Alcoholic hepatitis: Causes - MayoClinic.com
Long-term alcohol abuse worsens the liver damage caused by other types of hepatitis, especially hepatitis C. If you have hepatitis C and also drink — even moderately — you are more likely to develop cirrhosis than is someone who doesn't drink.
People who drink alcohol are more likely to develop alcoholic hepatitis if they also have another disease that affects the liver, such as diabetes or iron overload (hemochromatosis) — a disorder in which the body stores too much iron.
It may be that alcohol causes fatty tissue to produce certain hormones and cytokines — immune system proteins that increase inflammation.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/alcoholic-hepatitis/DS00785/DSECTION=3   (558 words)

  
 Recent developments in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis -- Madhotra and Gilmore 96 (6): 391 -- QJM
Alcoholic hepatitis is a form of acute injury to liver tissue
Prognosis in the acute liver disease of the alcoholic patients.
Relationship of carotenoid and vitamins A and E with the acute inflammatory response in acute alcoholic hepatitis.
qjmed.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/96/6/391   (4774 words)

  
 Health in the GII Web Directory
The Drinking Disease : Alcoholic Hepatitis - A lot of people drink alcohol out of leisure and recreation.
There are a lot of health risks that are associated with the over consumption of alcohol- alcoholic hepatitis is one of them.
Basics of alcoholic hepatitis Alcoholic hepatitis is also termed as liver disease or cirrhosis.
www.gii.in /Health   (265 words)

  
 alcoholic hepatitis
I have recently had acoholic hepatitis, and was in hospital for three weeks, where I was given a steroid called prednisolone, which I now no lonegr have to take.
As a general rule, if a person has alcoholic liver disease and minimal to moderate fibrosis on liver biopsy, they have an excellent long term prognosis provided they do not drink alcohol in any quantity ever again.
In fact, some patients with alcoholic liver disease and cirrhosis can do well for a long time if they are able to stop drinking.
www.medhelp.org /forums/hepatitis/messages/30303a.html   (331 words)

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