Prognosis of Alcoholic Hepatitis
long-term prognosis for untreated alcoholic hepatitis is quite
severe. But with proper treatment and an end to alcohol consumption,
most people can recover well. If a chronic alcoholic hepatitis
patient continues to drink, he or she will inevitably develop
cirrhosis and lead to liver failure. The death rate is approximately
50% within seven years. Encephaylopathy, ascites, prolonged PT, PTT,
and kidney failure are the promoting factors to the liver failure.
Occasionally, death can be caused by shock induced by fat thrombosis
in the lung, very low blood sugar level, or acute pancreatitis.
Therefore, stopping alcohol consumption is extremely important and
can be a potentially life-saving decision on the part of the