Alcoholic hepatitis is an acute inflammatory condition which is, of course, the result of excessive intake of alcohol. Not all who drink will develop this disease; in fact, some binge drinkers may never have it. Like many other medical conditions, it may be mild or severe, and the most advanced cases tend to have have the worst clinical outcome [1, 2].
When this is a severe condition, it can be devastating for the patient. Of those clients who have severe alcoholic hepatitis, a quarter of them will die from it . The major clinical abnormality is decompensation of the liver [1, 2].