Gut microbes. 2020-11-09; 12.1: 1785251.

Changes in the fecal bacterial microbiota associated with disease severity in alcoholic hepatitis patients

Lang S, Fairfied B, Gao B, Duan Y, Zhang X, Fouts DE, Schnabl B

PMID: 32684075


Alcoholic hepatitis is the most severe form of alcohol-related liver disease. While the gut microbiome is known to play a role in disease development and progression, less is known about specific compositional changes of the gut bacterial microbiome associated with disease severity. Therefore, the aim of our study was to correlate gut microbiota features with disease severity in alcoholic hepatitis patients.