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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shadan Mehraban, M.D.[2]


The most commonrisk factors of developing Alcoholic Hepatitis include heavy alcohol intake, High body mass index, Female gender , Malnutrition and hepatitis C.

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