Steatohepatitis in diabetics

M. Zulfiqar, Z. Abbas

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A prospective study was conducted in the Diabetic Clinic, Medical Unit- III, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi to find out the prevalence of steatohepatitis in diabetics. All the 200 non-alcoholic registered diabetic patients were randomly screened with liver function tests. Twenty patients who had persistently raised alanine transferase levels for six months with negative biochemical and serological tests were subjected to liver biopsy, which showed the presence of steatohepatitis. It is concluded that 10% of diabetic patients suffer from steatohepatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Fatty liver
  • Steatonecrosis


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