Diffuse fatty liver in familial heterozygous hypobetalipoproteinemia.

  title={Diffuse fatty liver in familial heterozygous hypobetalipoproteinemia.},
  author={Gregorio Castellano and Cristina Garfia and Diego G{\'o}mez-Coronado and Juan E. Arenas and Javier Valenzuela Manzanares and Francisco Colina and Jos{\'e} Antonio Sol{\'i}s-Herruzo},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={25 1},
A 34-year-old man had asymptomatic hepatomegaly, slightly increased serum alanine aminotransferase and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase levels, and a sonographic pattern suggesting diffuse hepatic steatosis. Liver biopsy revealed fatty change in 25% to 50% of hepatocytes. The patient also had low serum levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and met clinical, biochemical, and familial diagnostic criteria of heterozygous hypobetalipoproteinemia. We could not relate his hepatic steatosis to any… CONTINUE READING
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