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Original Article

A Comparative Study of Liver Function Test in a Group of Persons with Alcohol Dependence Disorder

Anumita Pushilal, Kamal Narayan Kalita

Keywords : alcohol dependence, AUDIT, Liver function test, fatty liver, cirrhosis

Citation Information : Pushilal A, Kalita KN. A Comparative Study of Liver Function Test in a Group of Persons with Alcohol Dependence Disorder. 2009; 12 (1-2):21-27.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-12-1--2-21

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Abstract

Alcohol related diseases affect 5-10% of the world's population each year. Medical illness is a common consequence of heavy drinking. Chronic and excessive alcohol ingestion is one of the major causes of liver diseases. Laboratory testing can assist the clinician in providing objective, non-judgmental feedback to alcoholic patients on negative physical consequences of excessive drinking. Laboratory testing can also assist the clinician in providing objective, non-judgmental feedback to alcoholic patients on negative physical consequences of excessive drinking. This purposive cross sectional study aims to compare the values of hepatic enzymes along with total protein in a group of chronic alcoholics and a matched controlled group. 25 individuals fulfilling ICD-10 criteria for alcohol dependence syndrome were recruited and were applied AUDIT. The values of the hepatic enzymes were significantly raised along with reversal of the albumin globulin ratio in majority of the cases. Multiple physical problems were also observed in the study group.


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