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Héctor Eloy Alvarez-Martínez, Eduardo Pérez-Campos, Paulina Leyva-Bohórquez
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a chronic liver disease that occurs in patients with no significant alcohol consumption, characterized for macrovesicular steatosis, hepatocellular necrosis, mixed inflammatory infiltrate and various grades of fibrosis and, in some cases, Mallory bodies. The prevalence of this disease is unknown; recent studies indicate that in the general population, incidence is about 3%, although the rates are higher in some subpopulations as are obesity and diabetes mellitus. The goal of this work was to determine the prevalence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in one sample of patients with the metabolic syndrome, patients at "Presidente Juárez" Regional Hospital...
January 2005: Gaceta Médica de México
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