Hepatic Disease in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Author: Mark S. Sulkowski, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Alcoholic hepatitis commonly occurs several weeks after a patient has ceased alcohol consumption[Lucey 2009a]
    • Cardinal sign of alcoholic hepatitis is the rapid onset of jaundice, but other common signs and symptoms include fever, ascites, and proximal muscle loss (Table 14)

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