Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in children and adolescents

Med J Aust. 2000 Nov 6;173(9):476-9. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2000.tb139299.x.

Abstract

We describe 17 children with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. All had elevated levels of serum liver enzymes and 16 were morbidly obese. Liver biopsy showed variable steatosis and fibrosis in nine patients. At follow-up, 12 of 14 patients had persistent morbid obesity and 11 had elevated liver enzyme levels.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Fatty Liver / blood
  • Fatty Liver / complications
  • Fatty Liver / diagnosis*
  • Fatty Liver / pathology
  • Female
  • Hepatitis / blood
  • Hepatitis / complications
  • Hepatitis / diagnosis*
  • Hepatitis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Liver / pathology
  • Male
  • Obesity, Morbid / complications