Useful parameters for distinguishing nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with mild steatosis from cryptogenic chronic hepatitis in the Japanese population.

@article{Tanaka2006UsefulPF,
  title={Useful parameters for distinguishing nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with mild steatosis from cryptogenic chronic hepatitis in the Japanese population.},
  author={Naoki Tanaka and Eiji Tanaka and Yo Sheena and Michiharu Komatsu and Wataru Okiyama and Noriko Misawa and Hidetomo Muto and Takeji Umemura and Tetsuya Ichijo and Akihiro Matsumoto and Kaname Yoshizawa and Akira Horiuchi and Kendo Kiyosawa},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={956-63}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS As detecting mild steatosis is difficult by abdominal ultrasonography (US), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with mild steatosis may sometimes be confused with cryptogenic chronic hepatitis. We aimed to test this possibility and to isolate factors that may indicate NASH. METHODS First, 53 Japanese patients diagnosed as having cryptogenic chronic hepatitis by laboratory examination and US were enrolled. These patients were histologically divided into NASH and non-NASH groups… CONTINUE READING

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