Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adult hypopituitary patients with GH deficiency and the impact of GH replacement therapy.

@article{Nishizawa2012NonalcoholicFL,
  title={Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adult hypopituitary patients with GH deficiency and the impact of GH replacement therapy.},
  author={Hitoshi Nishizawa and Genzo Iguchi and Ayumi Murawaki and Hidenori Fukuoka and Yoshitake Hayashi and Hidesuke Kaji and Masaaki Yamamoto and Kentaro Suda and Michiko Takahashi and Yasushi Seo and Yoshihiko Yano and Riko Kitazawa and Sohei Kitazawa and Masafumi Koga and Yasuhiko Okimura and Kazuo Chihara and Yutaka Takahashi},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={167 1},
  pages={67-74}
}
BACKGROUND Liver dysfunction in adult hypopituitary patients with GH deficiency (GHD) has been reported and an increased prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been suggested. OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to elucidate the pathophysiology of the liver in adult hypopituitary patients with GHD. PATIENTS AND METHODS We recruited 69 consecutive Japanese adult hypopituitary patients with GHD and examined the prevalence of NAFLD by ultrasonography and… CONTINUE READING
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