Severe alcoholic hepatitis: Glucocorticoid saves lives and transplantation is promising.
World J Gastroenterol. 2011 May 21;17(19):2454
Authors: Braillon A
Glucocorticosteroids have been used as the only treatment for a long time which significantly reduced the mortality of the patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis. The efficacy of transplantation has been recently addressed in a pilot study. The result seems promising but needs larger multicenter trials.
PMID: 21633648 [PubMed - in process]