Prevalence and Natural History of Alcoholic Liver Disease

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Alcoholic liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol. There is a spectrum of liver injury that ranges from steatosis to varying stages of hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis, with subsequent risk for hepatocellular carcinoma. Steatohepatitis can occur at any stage of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-666
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Epidemiology
  • Natural history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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