Natural history of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: a longitudinal study of repeat liver biopsies.

@article{Fassio2004NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: a longitudinal study of repeat liver biopsies.},
  author={Eduardo Fassio and Estela {\'A}lvarez and N. Dominguez and Graciela Landeira and Cristina Longo},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={820-6}
}
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis may cause severe fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma, but supporting evidence is based on indirect data. Few publications have examined the results of repeat liver biopsies to evaluate progression of fibrosis. The aims of this study were to assess rate of fibrosis progression in untreated patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and to identify associated variables. Among 106 patients, a second liver biopsy was proposed to those who had undergone… CONTINUE READING

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