Determinants of progression to cirrhosis or fibrosis in pure alcoholic fatty liver.

@article{Teli1995DeterminantsOP,
  title={Determinants of progression to cirrhosis or fibrosis in pure alcoholic fatty liver.},
  author={M R Teli and Christopher Paul Day and Alastair D. Burt and Mark K. Bennett and Oliver F. W. James},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1995},
  volume={346 8981},
  pages={987-90}
}
"Pure" alcoholic fatty liver has been widely assumed to be "benign" with very low risk of progression to cirrhosis. Studies thus far have included either patients with coexisting recognised precursor lesions of cirrhosis or have been restricted to short-term histological follow-up. We have followed 88 patients, first seen between 1978 and 1985, with a histological diagnosis of pure alcoholic fatty liver and no evidence of fibrosis or alcoholic hepatitis, for a median of 10.5 years, to determine… CONTINUE READING