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Epidemiologi for alkoholrelateret leversygdom

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Alcohol is the dominant cause of liver disease in Denmark. Around 1,000 persons, usually of 40 to 70 years of age, are diagnosed with alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) each year in Denmark. ALD is usually preceded by several years of heavy drinking, during which alcohol cessation could have prevented manifest ALD as argued in this review. There is a substantial inequality in ALD incidence by geography and socioeconomic status in Denmark. ALD is associated with a high mortality: The five-year mortality risk is 54%, although the prognosis for patients with ALD has improved in recent years.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology for alcohol-related liver disease
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume183
Issue number14
Pages (from-to)V11200893
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2021

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