Caroline Lee

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Alcoholic hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis is an acute reaction to prolonged excessive alcohol consumption. Mild forms of the syndrome improve without intervention, but when severe there is nearly a 50% 1 month mortality without treatment. Histologically, alcoholic hepatitis is characterized by swollen hepatocytes that contain Mallory bodies (alcoholic hyaline), a neutrophilic infiltrate, and fibrosis between the hepatocyte and…

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