Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis associated with small intestinal diverticulosis and bacterial overgrowth

Hepatogastroenterology. 1989 Oct;36(5):349-51.


A patient with hepatic histological features of steatohepatitis in association with small bowel diverticulosis and bacterial overgrowth is described. A similar histological picture in the liver is well recognised in association with bacterial overgrowth in excluded loops of small intestine. Jejunal diverticulosis should be considered as a correlate of para-alcoholic hepatitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bacteria / growth & development
  • Diverticulum / microbiology*
  • Diverticulum, Colon / microbiology
  • Fatty Liver, Alcoholic / microbiology
  • Fatty Liver, Alcoholic / pathology*
  • Female
  • Hepatitis, Alcoholic / microbiology
  • Hepatitis, Alcoholic / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Jejunal Diseases / microbiology*