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Recent advances in the pathogenesis and treatment of alcoholic liver disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2102974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reviews the recent advances in the pathogenesis and drug therapy of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Plans for long-term management of patients with ALD have been outlined. No specific drug is available for treating alcoholic cirrhosis at present. As there are no genetic, immunological or biochemical markers to predict the progression of alcohol-induced hepatopathy to date, perivenular sclerosis is the only available hepato-histological marker for developing alcoholic cirrhosis. Total abstinence from drinking alcohol is the primary aim of management. It is also suggested that periodic assessment of synthetic capability of liver might offer warning signal for the deterioration of hepatic lesion in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis.
S K Majumdar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Materia medica Polona. Polish journal of medicine and pharmacy     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0025-5246     ISO Abbreviation:  Mater Med Pol     Publication Date:    1990 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-27     Completed Date:  1991-09-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236526     Medline TA:  Mater Med Pol     Country:  POLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Elmdene Alcoholic Treatment and Research Unit, Bexley Hospital, England.
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MeSH Terms
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic / drug therapy*,  etiology

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