Liver transplantation (LT) for alcohol-related or alcoholic hepatitis (AH) remains a controversial treatment option. However, recent studies have shown promising outcomes for LT in a subgroup of patients with AH. Considering these emerging data, LT as definitive therapy for severe AH refractory to medical management is gaining recognition. However, concerns of alcohol recidivism pose a significant barrier to perform LT for this indication. Predictive models can be utilized to develop a selection criterion to identify suitable candidates for LT. Hence, carefully selected patients with severe AH and low risk of alcohol relapse can be considered for LT.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cld.2021.04.002
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