New treatment insights for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitisResults from recently presented from two French studies at the International Liver CongressTM 2010 press conference will help in informing clinical practice for treating patients afflicted with severe or acute alcoholic hepatitis.

It is important to note here that patients not responding to steroids have a six-month survival of around 30 percent and most death happen within two months.  It was suggested by the results that early liver transplantation can be proposed to non-respondents, pending a very careful examination of selected patients.

The results were presented by Professor Philippe Mathurin from the Hôpital Huriez, CHRU Lille, France.