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WGO Practice Guideline - NAFLD & NASH

Title: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis - June 2012


NAFLD is a condition defined by excessive fat accumulation in the form of triglycerides (steatosis) in the liver. A subgroup of NAFLD patients displays liver cell injury and inflammation in addition to excessive fat (steatohepatitis). The latter condition, designated NASH, is virtually indistinguishable histologically from alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH)

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  • Prof. Douglas LaBrecque (Chair, USA)
  • Prof. Zaigham Abbas (Pakistan)
  • Prof. Frank Anania (USA)
  • Prof. Peter Ferenci (Austria)
  • Prof. Aamir Ghafoor Khan (Pakistan)
  • Prof. Khean-Lee Goh (Malaysia)
  • Prof. Saeed S. Hamid (Pakistan)
  • Prof. Vasily Isakov (Russia)
  • Prof. Maribel Lizarzabal (Venezuela)
  • Prof. Manuel Majica Pernaranda (Colombia)
  • Prof. Juan Francisco Rivera Ramos (Mexico)
  • Prof. Shiv Sarin (India)
  • Prof. Davor Štimac (Croatia)
  • Prof. Alan B. R. Thomson (Canada)
  • Prof. Muahmmed Umar (Pakistan)
  • Prof. Anton LeMair (Netherlands)
  • Justus Krabshuis (France)


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