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Alcoholic Hepatitis is suspected to occur in patients with excessive drinking over the decades.Symptoms of Alcoholic hepatitis can vary from mild to severe.The symptoms include nausea,malaise, low-grade fever, abdominal Pain, yellow discoloration of skin increased abdominal girth due to ascites, gastrointestinal bleeding due to variceal hemorrhage, lack of appetite, confusion, and lethargy.
- Alcoholic Hepatitis occurs in patients with excessive drinking over the decades
- Alcoholic Hepatitis can also occur after short period of drinking 100 g alcohol daily.
- Heavy drinking is considered as drinking ≥15 drinks/week in men and ≥8 drinks/week in women.
- Binge drinking is defined as consumption of ≥5 drinks in men and ≥ four drinks in women in 2 hours.
- According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) states that consumption of > 3 drinks (approximately 40 g) per day in women and 4 drinks (approximately 60 g) per day in men is considered as threshold for Alcoholic Hepatitis
- Symptoms of Alcoholic hepatitis can vary from mild to severe. The symptoms include:
- Low-grade fever
- Abdominal Pain
- Yellow discoloration of skin
- Increased abdominal girth due to Ascites
- Gastrointestinal bleeding due to variceal hemorrhage
- Lack of appetite
- ↑ Dugum MF, McCullough AJ (2016). "Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis, the Clinical Aspects". Clin Liver Dis. 20 (3): 499–508. doi:10.1016/j.cld.2016.02.008. PMC 6130321. PMID 27373612.
- ↑ "Alcoholic Hepatitis - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf".