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Transplantation for alcoholic liver disease
  1. Andrea De Gottardi1,
  2. Jérôme Dumortier2
  1. 1Division d’Hépatogastroentérologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires, Genève, Switzerland
  2. 2Fédération des Spécialités Digestives, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Andrea De Gottardi
    Division d’Hépatogastroentérologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires, 1205 Genève, Switzerland;andrea.degottardi{at}

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Alcohol relapse can negatively influence the outcome after liver transplantation and factors that could be associated with the recurrence of harmful alcohol consumption after liver transplantation are still poorly described. We recently presented the results of a study1 dealing with this issue in a large cohort of patients transplanted for alcoholic liver disease. Our findings are in accordance with the observations by O’Grady in a recent leading article in Gut,2 but expand to some novel aspects, which we would like to focus on.

In all, 387 consecutive …

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  • Competing interests: None.