Last updated on February 2018

Protective Immune Mechanisms in Alcoholic Hepatitis

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Age: Between 18 - 69 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of alcoholic hepatitis:
  • relevant history of alcohol consumption (>40g/day for a minimum of 6 months with cessation of consumption no earlier than 3 months prior to admission)
  • bilirubin > 80 mol/l
  • neutrophil granulocytes > 10x10^9/L
  • exclusion of other liver pathology including biliary disease
  • histological verification on liver biopsy
  • Written, informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases
  • Severe, acute bacterial infection (peritonitis, sepsis, pneumonia, urinary tract infection etc.)
  • Cancer
  • Prednisolon or pentoxifylline treatment within the past 8 weeks
  • Pregnancy

Recruitment Status: Open

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