Alcoholic liver disease: natural history.

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Journal Article (Review)

Alcohol has been implicated in the genesis of liver disease for centuries. Modern epidemiological data from many societies corroborate the correlation between per capita consumption of alcohol and deaths from cirrhosis. Although significant progress has been made in our understanding of the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease, ALD, effective therapies for most individuals with ALD have not been found. High per capita consumption of alcohol, coupled with the dearth of effective treatments and the failure of most affected individuals to abstain from alcohol, explains why ALD is one of the most prevalent forms of disabling, chronic liver disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Diehl, AM

Published Date

  • May 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 206 - 211

PubMed ID

  • 9346741

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9346741

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1074-3022

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States