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Alcoholic Hepatitis

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    Alcoholic Hepatitis. Signs and symptoms include, fever, weight loss. Anorexia and abdominal pain. Jaundice ascites and hepatosplenomegaly Worst case scenario, once the liver starts undergoing dysfunction, Now, you lose the ability to properly metabolize your ammonia, huh? And where is this Ammonia headed to? Brain. What do we call this? What am I doing? I like Youtube but I'm not waving at you, I can't help it. This is resting, flapping tremors. This is a sign for Hepatic Encephalopathy. What with this that I just did. Asterixis. Also, bladder gland enlargement may be associated. The diagnosis here, you will be using your transaminases to your advantage. I'm going to give a little bit more information so that you can get your question right as well. First, What is a Keutlopneumonic that I've heard. As you know, I'm not a huge pneumonic man. I mean strategically, sometimes it can be fun. But much of this information is so that you can really excel on your exam is by understanding the material. But you toast to alcohol. AST 2:1 ratio. So, you're reading the stem, you're reading the case, and you find your AST to be 300, and you find your ALT to be 150, do not waste time clicking on a button. Going through the plethora the milleu of all those labs when you know that 300 and 150 are at a 2:1 ratio. Right? Most likely, your patient is suffering from Alcholohol Hepatitis. Next, what else may happen? Fever, huh? Leukocytosisitis. What does "itis" mean? Inflammation. Anytime there is inflammation, no doubt you have a fever. and most likely would have some type of Leukocytosis and increase on WBC count. Don't focus upon that. That the one thing it will give you mabye they'll give yout the AST/ALT ratio. Almost...

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    The lecture Alcoholic Hepatitis by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Cirrhosis – Liver Diseases.


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