Early Liver Transplantation is a Viable Treatment Option in Severe Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM Puri, P., Cholankeril, G., Myint, T. Y., Goel, A., Sarin, S., Harper, A. M., Ahmed, A. 2018; 53 (6): 716–18


Liver transplantation is lifesaving for patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) with preliminary data demonstrating favorable early post-transplant outcomes. Using the United Network for Organ Sharing database, we demonstrate that liver transplantation for SAH in the USA has steadily increased and is associated with similar 1- and 3-year post-transplant survival as well as comparable 30-day waitlist mortality to acute liver failure due to drug-induced liver injury.

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