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ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS




Definition

Inflammation of the liver caused by alcohol abuse.


Cause


Signs and symptoms

Patients with alcoholic hepatitis shows signs such as jaundice: yellow skin, yellowed eyes, itchy skin. There appears fever accompanied by nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, increased abdominal volume and weight gain, the latter ones appear especially when ascites also occurs.
Patients are tired, thirsty, have decreased appetite, they can also present confusion.
It is not necessary that all the symptoms suddenly coexist, but they get worse if they continue drinking.


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