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Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Sep;10(9):510-1. doi: 10.1038/nrgastro.2013.138. Epub 2013 Jul 30.

NAFLD: Predictive value of ALT levels for NASH and advanced fibrosis.

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Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889-5600, USA.

Abstract

With expanding waistlines, the prevalence of NAFLD has burgeoned to become the leading cause of chronic liver disease in the USA. A subset of patients with NAFLD meet criteria for NASH with its inherent risk of progression to cirrhosis. Verma et al. addressed the utility of alanine aminotransferase levels for predicting NASH or advanced fibrosis to decide who would benefit from the definitive test of liver biopsy.

PMID:
23897284
DOI:
10.1038/nrgastro.2013.138
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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