Fatty or steatotic liver disease (SLD)

Steatosis means the accumulation of fat in the cells. In fatty liver disease, this fat accumulation occurs excessively within liver cells, also known as hepatocytes. This can be caused by metabolic factors, dietary habits and lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption, secondary to certain medications, rare diseases such as Wilson’s disease, or some variants of hepatitis C. Steatotic liver disease due to metabolic causes is called Metabolic Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD). This diagnosis entails the absence of other alternative causes of steatosis, primarily significant alcohol consumption or hepatic viral infections.

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Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 15.11.2023, 16:39
Modification date: 15.11.2023, 16:39
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