Fatty liver in adolescents on the U.S.-Mexico border.

@article{Sharp2009FattyLI,
  title={Fatty liver in adolescents on the U.S.-Mexico border.},
  author={Dayle Boynton Sharp and Lu{\'i}s Andr{\'e} Santos and Martha Liliana Cruz},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={225-30}
}
PURPOSE To describe the physical and metabolic characteristics of children diagnosed with fatty liver disease in a gastroenterology clinic in El Paso, Texas. DATA SOURCES A retrospective chart review of 31 patients aged 8-18 diagnosed with fatty liver was conducted. CONCLUSIONS These children were diagnosed with fatty liver by elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels (mean ALT levels 126 +/- 08 U/L) and increased hepatic echogenicity measured via ultrasound. The majority of children… CONTINUE READING

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