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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Corticosteroids
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Starvation or rapid weight loss
  • Hypobetalipoproteinemia
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Drugs: corticosteroids, amiodarone, tamoxifen
  • Wilson's disease
  • Jejunoileal bypass
  • Poisons: carbon tetrachloride, yellow phosphorus
  • Microvesicular steatosis (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease usually macrovesicular): Reye's syndrome, valproic acid toxicity, tetracycline, acute fatty liver of pregnancy
Other causes of hepatomegaly
  • Alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Hepatitis, eg, viral, alcoholic, toxic
  • Cirrhosis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma or metastatic cancer

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114703/all/Nonalcoholic_fatty_liver_disease.
Zeiger RF. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114703/all/Nonalcoholic_fatty_liver_disease. Accessed April 18, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114703/all/Nonalcoholic_fatty_liver_disease
Zeiger RF. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114703/all/Nonalcoholic_fatty_liver_disease.
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