Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Alcoholic Liver Disease

  • C. L. Mendenhall
  • VA Cooperative Study on Alcoholic Hepatitis


The socioeconomic health impact of alcoholism is enormous. In the United States in 1975, $ 12.74 billion was spent for health and medical expenses associated with alcoholism (Berry et al. 1977). The total number of deaths directly related to alcoholism in 1977 ranged between 18,066 and 34,724 (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 1978), 85% of these being associated with alcoholic liver disease. Indeed, death from cirrhosis ranks fourth among causes of death in the United States (US Bureau of Census 1975).


Alcoholic Liver Disease Alcoholic Hepatitis Cooperative Study Group Alcoholic Fatty Liver Chronic Ethanol Administration 
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  • VA Cooperative Study on Alcoholic Hepatitis
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterans Administration Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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