Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

Abstract

NASH is an important form of chronic liver disease that is increasingly recognized. The diagnosis is secured by biopsy findings with similarities to alcoholic hepatitis in a patient with a confirmed history of abstinence. Obesity is a major risk factor, but the disease also occurs in the nonobese. In 20% to 40% of patients the disease can progress to… (More)

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