Alcohol-related hepatitis soars during pandemic, particularly in women, young adults

WASHINGTON — The number of cases of alcohol-related hepatitis increased by more than 60% from 2019 to 2021 in three California hospitals, with women and young adults most affected, according to research presented at The Liver Meeting.“In the earlier part of the pandemic, we had noticed a rise in admissions for alcohol-related hepatitis,” Aalam Sohal, MD, a hepatology fellow at the Liver Institute in Seattle and resident physician at the University of California, San Francisco – Fresno, said during a media briefing. “We wanted to assess through the latter part ofRead More

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