Growing burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in Turkey: A single-center experience


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YILMAZ Y., KANİ H. T. , DEMİRTAŞ C. Ö. , Kaya E., Sapmaz A. F. , Qutranji L., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.30, ss.892-898, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjg.2019.19072
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.892-898

Özet

Background/Aims: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which consists of nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is a growing epidemic in Turkey, considering the recent alarming prevalence of 48.3%. Patients with NASH and/or liver fibrosis are more likely to progress to advanced liver disease. In this single-center study, we sought to describe the clinical and histological characteristics of a sample of Turkish patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD, who were enrolled over a 4-year period.