Alcoholic Fatty Liver

Definition: Accumulation of fat in the liver following exposure to hazardous levels of alcohol intake, with consequent enlargement of liver cells and sometimes hepatomegaly, abnormal liver function, nonspecific abdominal recurrent pain, anorexia, and-less commonly-jaundice. Definitive diagnosis can be made only on histological examination of the liver, the pancreas (e.g. malabsorptiol

Fatty liver may develop after only a few days’ drinking, and the condition should therefore not be taken to indicate a dependence on alcohol. Abstinence results in regression of the histological abnormalities. The preferred term for the condition is “alcohol-induced fatty liver”, although it is not in common usage.

alcoholic gastritis Inflammation of the mucosal lining of the stomach caused by alcohol. It occurs typically after an.