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Risk Factors of Prednisolone May Outweigh Benefit in Treatment of Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis (SAH)

Aug. 17, 2017

Gastroenterology researchers discuss their findings in video abstract.

Prednisolone is advocated for treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH), but can increase susceptibility to infection. In the video below, Mark Thusz, MD,  Stephen Atkinson  and Nikhil Vergis, BMBCH, MRCP, discuss their findings, “In Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis, Prednisolone Increases Susceptibility to Infection and Infection-Related Mortality, and Is Associated With High Circulating Levels of Bacterial DNA,” published in Gastroenterology

 

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