In acute and chronic alcoholism, in phthisis, and in other diseases this fatty condition may be very extreme, and is commonly found in association with other tissue changes, so that probably we should look on these changes as a degeneration.
It includes acute alcoholism (i.e.
Intoxication), chronic alcoholism, delirium tremens, and all the countless pathological changes - extending to every tissue but the bones, and especially marked in the nervous system - which alcohol produces.
,:The commonest causes of this chronic hepatitis are alcoholism and syphilis.
In progressive lead palsy, beri-beri, and the paralysis following acute alcoholism, fairly large doses are useful.