Prednisolone or pentoxifylline is recommended for treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis


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  • Whether combination therapy offers added benefit is not known
  • Prednisolone or pentoxifylline is recommended for treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis
  • The authors report that treatment with pentoxifylline and prednisolone, compared with prednisolone alone, did not result in improved 6-month survival
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