This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The objectives are to:
A. Evaluate the efficacy of glucocorticosteroid intervention in patients with severe, clinically overt form of alcoholic hepatitis in terms of:
1. Mortality (primary end point).
3. Liver biochemistry.
B. Identify possible predictive factors of a positive response.
C. Evaluate the incidence of adverse events of glucocorticosteroid intervention in these patients.