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Alcoholic liver disease

  • Alternative Names

    Liver disease due to alcohol; Cirrhosis or hepatitis - alcoholic; Laennec's cirrhosis


    Prevention

    Discuss your alcohol intake with your doctor. The doctor can counsel you about how much alcohol is safe to drink for your situation.


    References

    Carithers RL, McClain C. Alcoholic liver disease. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ. Feldman: Sleisinger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 84.

    Schuppan D, Afdhal NH. Liver cirrhosis. Lancet. 2008;371:838-851.