Basic Summary for Alcoholic liver disease


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Main name of condition: Alcoholic liver disease
Other names or spellings: Alcoholic hepatitis, Alcoholic cirrhosis


What is Alcoholic liver disease?
  Brief description of Alcoholic liver disease: Liver damage from alcoholism.
  Parent types of Alcoholic liver disease: Liver conditions, Chronic liver disease
  Organs Affected by Alcoholic liver disease: liver
How many people get Alcoholic liver disease?
  Prevalance of Alcoholic liver disease: More than 2 million Americans (NIAAA)
  Prevalance Rate of Alcoholic liver disease: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Alcoholic liver disease: More than 2 million Americans suffer from alcohol-related liver disease.1
How serious is Alcoholic liver disease?
  Prognosis of Alcoholic liver disease: If drinking stops, this condition often is reversible.1 ... Although cirrhosis is not reversible, if drinking stops, one's chances of survival improve considerably.1
  Deaths for Alcoholic liver disease: 11,958 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  Complications of Alcoholic liver disease: see complications of Alcoholic liver disease
What causes Alcoholic liver disease?
  Causes of Alcoholic liver disease: see causes of Alcoholic liver disease
  Risk factors for Alcoholic liver disease: see risk factors for Alcoholic liver disease
What are the symptoms of Alcoholic liver disease?
  Symptoms of Alcoholic liver disease: see symptoms of Alcoholic liver disease
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Alcoholic liver disease: see treatments for Alcoholic liver disease
Society issues for Alcoholic liver disease
  Hospitalization statistics for Alcoholic liver disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Alcoholic liver disease:
  • 0.15% (19,130) of hospital consultant episodes were for alcoholic liver disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for alcoholic liver disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9days was the median length of stay in hospitals for alcoholic liver disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for alcoholic liver disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for alcoholic liver disease were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.288% (151,086) of hospital bed days were for alcoholic liver disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA

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