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Primary Care Reports – December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

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  • Diagnosing and Managing Complications of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

    Alcohol, or ethanol, is the most frequently misused drug across the world. It is estimated that, in the United States, 67.3% of the population consumes alcohol, and 7.4% of the population meets diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder. Alcohol use is the leading cause of liver disease and the second most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States. This article discusses the complications seen in alcohol-related liver disease.