alcoholic hepatitis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to alcoholic hepatitis: fatty liver, Alcoholic liver disease

alcoholic hepatitis

[‚al·kə‚hȯl·ik ‚hep·ə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
A frequently occurring form of hepatitis that is caused by excessive ethyl alcohol intake and is characterized by fever, high white blood cell count, and jaundice.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Professor Mark Thursz, from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London, who led the study, said: "This study is four times larger than any previous trial in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis, so it provides much stronger data on how effective the drugs are.
This, in turn, results in loss of DNA methylation, as demonstrated in experimental rat models as well as in human alcoholic hepatitis and HCCs.
Whilst the management of alcoholic hepatitis is steeped in controversy, as clinicians we have a responsibility to treat these patients in the most effective way possible, and as researchers we have a mandate to highlight new options," Prof.
Patients with alcoholic hepatitis benefit from strict abstinence and nutritional support.
Liver disease was determined clinically, the diagnosis of hepatitis B was confirmed by HBsAg serology, the diagnosis of alcoholic hepatitis was confirmed by ultrasonography.
Unlike fatty liver and alcoholic hepatitis, the damage from alcoholic cirrhosis is not reversible and can cause fatal liver failure.
3,12,14,16,17,25-37) In 65-90% of cases, a ratio of less than 1 of the aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) helps to differentiate between NASH and alcoholic hepatitis.
Excessive drinking causes fatty liver (an excessive accumulation of fat inside the liver cells), alcoholic hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) and cirrhosis (scarring of the liver).
The clinical manifestations of acute alcoholic hepatitis may include jaundice, peripheral edema, hepatomegaly, and ascites.
This trial is a randomized, controlled, open-label study evaluating the ELAD System in severe acute alcoholic hepatitis subjects who have failed standard therapy.
We are also seeing younger people coming through, both male and female, with acute alcoholic hepatitis.