Clinical profile of patients with alcoholic liver disease

Author : Dr. Gajulapalli Veera Govinda Mahesh

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Various studies show contradictory results about the role of amount, type and duration of alcohol exposure in determining the risk to develop ALD with ethnic variations in susceptibility to develop ALD and South Asians are shown to be more prone to develop ALD. This study was carried out to evaluate clinical profile of ALD in Kadapa region. Material and Method: The present study is a retrospective study, conducted at Department Of Surgery, Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa, AP. during January 2013 to May 2015. Informed written consent was taken from all the selected study subjects. The study included 50 patients. Results: Majority of our cases were in the age range of ≥60 (54%). 92% cases were males and 8% were females. Ascites, Melena and Jaundice were present in 60.0%. Among the study subjects 60% were from rural areas.

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