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Med J Aust. 2000 Nov 6;173(9):476-9.

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in children and adolescents.

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Department of Histopathology, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, SA.

Abstract

We describe 17 children with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. All had elevated levels of serum liver enzymes and 16 were morbidly obese. Liver biopsy showed variable steatosis and fibrosis in nine patients. At follow-up, 12 of 14 patients had persistent morbid obesity and 11 had elevated liver enzyme levels.

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