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