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Diagnosing Fatty Liver

When diagnosing suspected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hepatic steatosis and inflammation with hepatocellular injury is an indication of which one of the following?

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Correct Answer is:  B.  Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

Explanation: The answer is NASH, a condition indicated by the presence of hepatic steatosis and inflammation with hepatocyte injury with or without fibrosis. In some cases, it may progress to cirrhosis and is thought to be a leading cause of cryptogenic cirrhosis. NAFL is indicated in the presence of hepatic steatosis with no evidence of hepatocellular injury.

Source:

Matteoni CA, et al. Gastroenterology. 1999;116:1413-1419;

Diagnosing Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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