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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: M. Khurram Afzal, MD [2] Shadan Mehraban, M.D.[3]


Liver transplant is considered in case of cirrhosis. Orthotopic liver transplant is the definitive surgical treatment for hepatic failure associated with Alcoholic Hepatitis. Prior to liver transplant, 6 months of abstinence is required.


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  3. O'Grady JG (2006). "Liver transplantation alcohol related liver disease: (deliberately) stirring a hornet's nest!". Gut. 55 (11): 1529–31. doi:10.1136/gut.2005.090506. PMC 1860102. PMID 17047102.
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  5. Lucey MR, Brown KA, Everson GT, Fung JJ, Gish R, Keeffe EB, Kneteman NM, Lake JR, Martin P, McDiarmid SV, Rakela J, Shiffman ML, So SK, Wiesner RH (1997). "Minimal criteria for placement of adults on the liver transplant waiting list: a report of a national conference organized by the American Society of Transplant Physicians and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases". Liver Transpl Surg. 3 (6): 628–37. PMID 9404965.

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