Fatty liver syndrome
Other Names: Hepatic lipidosis
Nature: Alcohol abuse can lead to the accumulation of fat within hepatocytes, the predominant cell type in the liver. A similar condition can also be seen in some obese people who are not alcohol abusers. Fatty liver is reversible if the patient stops drinking, however, fatty liver can lead to steatohepatitis. Steatohepatitis is fatty liver accompanied by inflammation and this condition can lead to scarring of the liver and cirrhosis.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 21.08.2016 – 01:04 CEST