Alcoholic Related Liver Disease (ALD)

  • Alcohol Related liver disease (ALD) is a major cause of alcohol-related morbidity and mortality through cirrhosis, liver cancer, and acute and chronic liver failure. The amount of alcohol consumed placing an individual at risk is not known. A typical patient has consumed alcohol heavily for two or more decades, although sometimes abuse may be for less than 10 years.
  • Alcohol Related Liver Disease (ALD) is a spectrum of conditions, ranging from reversible fatty liver to alcoholic hepatitis (AH), cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). AH is a distinct syndrome caused by long- term alcohol use and has a poor prognosis.

Last updated on August 5th, 2022 at 12:44 pm

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