Virulence factors in gut determine mortality in alcoholic hepatitis

The carriage of virulence factors in the commensal gut microbiota was associated with mortality in patients with alcoholic hepatitis, according to research presented at The Digital International Liver Congress.In her presentation, Sonja Lang, MD, of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, said that the gut microbiota might play an important role in the modulation of alcohol-associated liver disease, a leading cause of liver transplantation that comes with a mortality rate of up to 50%.“Studies in mice have shown that colonizing mice with feces from anRead More

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