Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 8th, 2004
"In 10% of the patients with chronic abnormal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels no cause is found. The prognosis of this liver disease, the increased risk of liver fibrosis regardless of the types of histological lesions and the need for a liver biopsy are unknown. Nearly 50% of these cases are explained by non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)," scientists in France report.
"The aim of this study was to evaluate, in patients with accidentally detected chronically elevated ALT levels, the prevalence of fibrosis and NASH, and the clinical and biological factors associated...
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