Current status of alcoholic liver diseases in Japan

Yoshinori Horie, Hirotoshi Ebinuma, Masahiro Kikuchi, Nobuhiro Nakamoto, Takanori Kanai

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Abstract

A nationwide survey of liver cirrhosis (LC) was un- dertaken by asking major hospitals in Japan to provide information on the number of patients with LC admit- ted in 2012 along with information related to etiology including alcohol history. Etiological agents were as fol- lows: hepatitis B virus (10.5%), hepatitis C virus (47.1%), and alcohol (24.6%). Of LC cases, 30.6% were alcohol- related (ethanol intake >60 g day). Among alcoholic LC (Al-LC) patients, mean age was older in the present study in 2012 compared with the data for 2007-2008. Our survey revealed that the prevalence of Al-LC has been rapidly increasing in Japan. Moreover, age was identified as risk factors for development of Al-LC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-368
Number of pages3
JournalActa Hepatologica Japonica
Volume56
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 29

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Alcoholic Liver Diseases
Liver Cirrhosis
Japan
Alcohols
Alcoholics
Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis
Hepatitis B virus
Hepacivirus
Ethanol
History
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Age
  • Alcoholic liver cirrhosis
  • HCV

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  • Hepatology

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Current status of alcoholic liver diseases in Japan. / Horie, Yoshinori; Ebinuma, Hirotoshi; Kikuchi, Masahiro; Nakamoto, Nobuhiro; Kanai, Takanori.

In: Acta Hepatologica Japonica, Vol. 56, No. 7, 29.07.2015, p. 366-368.

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Horie, Y, Ebinuma, H, Kikuchi, M, Nakamoto, N & Kanai, T 2015, 'Current status of alcoholic liver diseases in Japan', Acta Hepatologica Japonica, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 366-368.
Horie, Yoshinori ; Ebinuma, Hirotoshi ; Kikuchi, Masahiro ; Nakamoto, Nobuhiro ; Kanai, Takanori. / Current status of alcoholic liver diseases in Japan. In: Acta Hepatologica Japonica. 2015 ; Vol. 56, No. 7. pp. 366-368.
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