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Liver Disease in Alcoholism

  • Lawrence Feinman
  • Charles S. Lieber

Abstract

The association between alcoholism and liver disease has been well recognized for the last century and is now unquestioned (Jolliffe and Jellinek, 1941; Terris, 1967). Currently it is believed that three expressions of alcoholic liver disease can be delineated by clinical and pathological criteria—alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis—and that this classification facilitates clinical management and perhaps furthers our appreciation of pathogenesis. Students of liver disease have tried to discern the elements associated with alcoholism responsible for these pathological entities.

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Fatty Liver Portal Hypertension Hepatic Encephalopathy Alcoholic Liver Disease Mallory Body 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Feinman
    • 1
  • Charles S. Lieber
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Liver Disease and NutritionVeterans Administration HospitalBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of MedicineCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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