30. Epidemiology of Alcoholic Liver Disease

  1. Nicholas J. Talley MD, PhD, M Med Sci (Clin Epi), FRACP, FAFPHM, FRCP, FACP, FACG, AGAF3,
  2. G. Richard Locke III MD4,
  3. Paul Moayyedi BSc, MB ChB, PhD, MPH, FRCP, FRCPC, AGAF, FACG5,
  4. Joe West BMedSci, BM BS, MRCP, MSc, PhD, PGDip6,
  5. Alexander C. Ford MBChB, MD, FRCP7 and
  6. Yuri A. Saito MD, MPH8
  1. Sumeet K. Asrani1 and
  2. William Sanchez2

Published Online: 10 JAN 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118727072.ch30

GI Epidemiology: Diseases and Clinical Methodology, Second Edition

GI Epidemiology: Diseases and Clinical Methodology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Asrani, S. K. and Sanchez, W. (2014) Epidemiology of Alcoholic Liver Disease, in GI Epidemiology: Diseases and Clinical Methodology, Second Edition (eds N. J. Talley, G. R. Locke, P. Moayyedi, J. West, A. C. Ford and Y. A. Saito), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118727072.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean (Health and Medicine), and Professor, Senior Staff Specialist (Gastroenterology), John Hunter Hospital, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia

  2. 4

    Professor of Medicine, GI Epidemiology/Outcomes Unit, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

  3. 5

    Acting Director of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, Director of Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

  4. 6

    Associate Professor and Reader in Epidemiology; Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

  5. 7

    Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

  6. 8

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, GI Epidemiology/Outcomes Unit, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hepatology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2014
  2. Published Print: 6 FEB 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470672570

Online ISBN: 9781118727072

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Keywords:

  • alcoholic liver disease;
  • alcoholic cirrhosis;
  • alcoholic hepatitis;
  • alcohol abuse;
  • dependence

Summary

Across the globe, upwards of 75 million people are diagnosed with alcohol use disorders and maladaptive alcohol use is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) can present as a spectrum of disorders ranging from asymptomatic liver test derangements to severe acute hepatitis or end stage chronic liver disease. The incidence and prevalence of ALD varies across geographic areas and is influenced by gender, race, and socioeconomic factors.