Journal article

Alcoholic hepatitis - the case for intensive management

J O'Beirne, D Patch, S Holt, M Hamilton, AK Burroughs

POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 2000

Abstract

Alcoholic hepatitis is a common condition with a high mortality. Although treatment options for established alcoholic hepatitis are limited, many of the complications of this condition are preventable. This case report and discussion illustrate the important role of early diagnosis and intervention in this patient group. Important management points are stressed to aid physicians who may encounter this condition rarely.