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)


  • A diagnosis of NAFLD depends on the presence of hepatic steatosis without other contributory factors, such as excessive alcohol consumption[AASLD 2018; EASL 2016]
  • A diagnosis of NASH requires a liver biopsy finding the presence of hepatic steatosis with both ballooning and lobular inflammation[AASLD 2018; EASL 2016]
  • Hepatic steatosis can be identified but not quantified by ultrasonography[EASL 2016]

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