Clinics in Liver Disease, Volume 20, Issue 3, August 2016, Pages 563–580
In the United States, alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is the second leading cause of liver
transplantation and cirrhosis behind chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Globally, alcohol accounts for 50% of all deaths due to cirrhosis.
The clinical spectrum of ALD includes steatosis, sclerosing hyaline necrosis, acute on chronic liver failure, alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Although the prevalence of ALD-associated cirrhosis (defined here as cirrhosis that develops exclusively as the result of alcohol intake, with no other contributing factors) is …… Read Article