Genetic variant linked to reduced severe alcoholic hepatitis risk

People who carry a certain genetic variant are at lower risk for developing severe alcoholic hepatitis, according to research presented at The Digital International Liver Congress.Stephen Atkinson, MBBS, PhD, of the department of metabolism, digestion and reproduction at Imperial College London, said that severe alcoholic hepatitis typically occurs in patients with a background of fibrosis or heavy cirrhosis, but it is not clear what factors might contribute to increased risk for this condition.“A role has been proposed for alterations in drinking patterns, nutritional intake and,Read More

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