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Liver Center - Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Definition Incidence Risk Factors/Cause
The accumulation of fat in liver cells with accompanying inflammation that can lead to scarring of the liver.Approximately 6.4 million Americans 20 percent of obese personsHistory of steatosis
Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment/Prevention
Usually initially asymptomatic Occasional vague right upper-quadrant abdominal pain Medical history
Physical exam
Blood tests
CT Scan
Liver biopsy
Weight loss
Research projects involving medical therapy with insulin-sensitizing agents, anti-TNFa agents and anti-oxidants Liver transplantation in severe cases