Volume : VII, Issue : I, January - 2018

Clinical Profile of Patients of alcoholic cirrhosis of Liver in a Tertiary Care Hospital In Gujarat

Dr. Jaya Pathak, Dr. Shivangi Gharia, Dr. Kesar Prajapati, Dr. Zeal Kishor Thakkar, Dr. Darshankumar M Raval

Abstract :


Cirrhosis of liver is a disease with a triad of parenchymal necrosis, regeneration and scarring. Globally, the incidence of Cirrhosis is on the rise ,with alcohol being the most common etiology. In this study, we have studied the clinical profile of patients of Alcoholic Cirrhosis of Liver.

Materials and Methods: This study was an observational prospective study carried out from October 2015 to November 2016  in the Medicine department of Shri Sayaji General Hospital , Baroda . Sixty patients of Alcoholic Cirrhosis of liver, age more then 18 years , who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study . After getting Ethical clearance from the college, patients were enrolled after taking a proper written informed consent. A detailed evaluation of of the history, clinical examination and investigations was done.

Results: Of the 60 alcoholic cirrhosis patients enrolled, the youngest was 18 years old and the oldest pateint was 75 years , with the maximum affected age group being 40–49 years(35%). The male : female ratio we observed was 19:1.The main presenting complain was Abdominal distention (88.3%), followed by Jaundice (80%) and pedal edema (58.3%).

Conclusion: Alcoholic Cirrhosis of liver can have a range of symptoms and signs depending on whether the patient is in clinically compensated or decompensated phase of the disease.

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Dr.Jaya Pathak, Dr.Shivangi Gharia, Dr.Kesar Prajapati, Dr.Zeal Kishor Thakkar, Dr.Darshankumar M Raval, Clinical Profile of Patients of alcoholic cirrhosis of Liver in a Tertiary Care Hospital In Gujarat, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-1 | January-2018

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