Chapter 27. Alcoholic Hepatitis

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine2,3,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist4 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor5,6
  1. David Patch MBBS, FRCP Consultant Hepatologist

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch27

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Patch, D. (2008) Alcoholic Hepatitis, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 3

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 4

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 5

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 6

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Hepatology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292



  • alcoholic hepatitis;
  • prognostic factors;
  • biochemical features;
  • Glasgow alcoholic hepatitis score;
  • nutritional therapy;
  • tumor necrosis factor (TNF);
  • anti-TNF antibodies;
  • liver transplantation;
  • low organ donation rates in UK


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathogenesis

  • Clinical features

  • Biochemical features

  • Investigations

  • Prognostic factors

  • Management

  • Conclusion

  • References