Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Liver Damage from Alcohol Incidence

Facts about cirrhosis:

  • Cirrhosis is the seventh leading cause of death in the US.
  • Cirrhosis is the third leading cause of death for adults between ages 45 and 65.
  • About 25,000 people die each year from cirrhosis.
  • Hepatitis C is the most common cause of cirrhosis, followed by alcoholism.
  • About half of those who die from cirrhosis are alcoholics.

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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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