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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Fatty liver