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Naim Alkhouri

Update on prevalence and natural history of NASH / NAFLD

NASH with severe fibrosis is more prevalent than one may think. Hispanics and those with type 2 DM are at a higher risk, however other ethnic groups with risk factors should be screened. Simple steatosis (NAFL) and NASH without fibrosis are associated with increased risk of cirrhosis. CVD and non-hepatic cancer are major causes of mortality. Lastly, patients with fibrosis NASH remain at the highest risk for developing liver-related outcomes.
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