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Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis: Atypical Presentation with Markedly Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase

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Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis: Atypical Presentation with Markedly Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase

Page Axley1, Kirk Russ2 and Ashwani K. Singal*,2

1Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
2Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

*Correspondence to: Ashwani K. Singal, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama Birmingham, AL 35294-0012, USA. Tel: +1-205-975-9698, Fax: +1-205-975-0961, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2017;5(4):414-415 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2017.00044

Received: July 21, 2017 Accepted: August 14, 2017 Published online: September 3, 2017

Abstract

Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is an acute inflammatory liver disease with poor prognosis. Infections in AH are difficult to detect and contribute to short-term mortality. Intrahepatic cholestasis and elevated alkaline phosphatase levels are also associated with worse outcomes. This report describes an uncommon presentation of severe AH.

Keywords

Alcoholic hepatitis, Alcoholic liver disease, Alkaline phosphatase, Cholestatic liver disease

 

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