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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children

SIMONA COŞOVEANU(1), POLIXENIA STANCU(1), CRISTINA SINGER(1), ALINA BOTU(1)

(1)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2nd Pediatric Clinic, Emergency County Hospital Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: In the last years, there has been extremely much information which reveals an alarming increase of obesity in children and, at the same time, an increase of the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD implies a wide range of affections starting from simple hepatic steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); the latter can evolve to cirrhosis and hepatic carcinoma. All these affections were noticed in children, too. The article presents data on the epidemiology, pathogeny, clinical and paraclinical findings, and treatment of NAFLD in children.
    Keywords: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, obesity, child

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.40.03.03


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