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Alcoholic and nonalcoholic forms of fatty liver disease

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Luca Miele


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Fatty liver (or steatosis) is an increasingly common finding in histolgical evaluation of liver biopsies. It is frequently associated with obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndromes, and/or alcohol abuse. When the steatosis is accompanied by inflammation and fibrosis, the risk of progression to severe liver disease is high. The aim of this paper is to review the clinical features, pathophysiology, natural history, and options for the treatment of nonalcoholic and alcoholic forms of fatty liver disease.

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Author(s): Forgione A, Miele L, Cefalo C, Gasbarrini G, Grieco A

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica

Year: 2007

Volume: 53

Issue: 1

Pages: 83-100

ISSN (print): 0026-4776

ISSN (electronic): 1827-1642

PubMed id: 17415346