Forrest, E. H.; Morris, J. M.; Stewart, S.; Day, C. P.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA13
Academic Journal
The use of corticosteroids in the treatment acute alcoholic hepatitis remains controversial. Their use has been recommended for patients with a discriminant function. The recently described Glasgow Alcoholic Hepatitis Score (GAHS) appears to have a greater accuracy in predicting patient outcome. Patients with a GAHS less than 9 have a good prognosis and do not appear to benefit further from corticosteroid treatment. A GAHS greater than or equal to 9, indicates a poor prognosis without corticosteroids therapy or if corticosteroids are contra-indicated.


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