Alcoholic liver disease is the most common and perhaps most devastating medical consequence of chronic alcohol abuse. Because alcohol is metabolized primarily in the liver, its toxic effects are concentrated there, producing fatty liver, hepatitis, and cirrhosis. The relationship between alcohol and cancer of the liver is discussed in Chapter 18.
KeywordsLiver Biopsy Fatty Liver Portal Hypertension Esophageal Varix Alcoholic Liver Disease
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