Clinical presentation of Alcoholic Hepatitis
It varies from one patient to another, according to the disease severity.
Early symptoms include:
- Feeling unwell
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- weight loss
- Fatigue and weakness
- Subacute onset of fever
- Enlarged liver
Later on, advanced symptoms develop, such as:
- Jaundice (yellow skin and sclera)
- Ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen)
- Bleeding from veins of the esophagus (Esophageal varices)
- Enlarged spleen
- Low concentration, change in behavior, confusion, and coma.
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
Symptoms indicate that you have reached an advanced stage, and seeing a doctor is a crucial next step.