Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Epidemiology, Screening, Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management

  • Author: Philip N. Newsome, PhD, FRCPE (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Quentin M. Anstee, BSc, MB BS, PhD, MRCP(UK), FRCP
  • Last Reviewed: 8/23/19 (What's New)

Summary

  • Patients with NAFLD or NASH seldom present with liver-specific symptoms
    • The common clinical presentation is in a middle-aged individual with at least 1 feature of metabolic syndrome[Basaranoglu 2006; Stengel 2006]
    • Many patients are asymptomatic, yet others may complain of fatigue and pain or dullness in the right upper quadrant[Basaranoglu 2006; Stengel 2006]

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