Noninvasive dia­gnostics in NAFLD


Authors: K. Dvořák
Authors‘ workplace: IV. interní klinika 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze
Published in: Gastroent Hepatol 2015; 69(2): 110-115
Category: Hepatology: Review article
doi: 10.14735/amgh2015110

Overview

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents one of the most common chronic liver diseases affecting more than 25% of the population. The majority of patients have simple steatosis, but some develop liver cirrhosis with its complications. In such a prevalent condition there is a need for non-invasive diagnostic methods allowing stratification of patients without liver biopsy. This summary lists the current options of non-invasive diagnostics of NAFLD.

Key words:
non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease –  fibrosis –  elastography –  non‑invasive diagnosis

The author declares he has no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE „uniform requirements“ for biomedical papers.

Submitted:
28. 2. 2015

Accepted:
16. 3. 2015


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