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Alcoholic hepatitis - the case for intensive management

O'Beirne, J; Patch, D; Holt, S; Hamilton, M; Burroughs, AK; (2000) Alcoholic hepatitis - the case for intensive management. POSTGRAD MED J , 76 (898) 504 - 507.

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Abstract

Alcoholic hepatitis is a common condition with a high mortality. Although treatment options for established alcoholic hepatitis are limited, many of the complications of this condition are preventable. This case report and discussion illustrate the important role of early diagnosis and intervention in this patient group. Important management points are stressed to aid physicians who may encounter this condition rarely.

Type:Article
Title:Alcoholic hepatitis - the case for intensive management
Keywords:alcoholic hepatitis, ascites, hepatorenal syndrome, cirrhosis, HEPATORENAL-SYNDROME, N-ACETYLCYSTEINE, LIVER-DISEASE, TERLIPRESSIN, ASCITES, TRIAL

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