Article Abstract

Early liver transplant for severe alcoholic hepatitis: establishing a new frontier by ignoring the rule?

Authors: Julie Zhu, Trana Hussaini, Eric M. Yoshida

Abstract

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) has become one of the most common indications for liver transplant (LT) in the United States and Canada. In 2016, a total of 7,841 LTs were performed in the United States, and among them, 28% were given to persons with ALD (1).