Hepatic Steatosis and Alcoholic Hepatitis

  • Mark R. Versland
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


The liver normally contains lipid equal to approx 5% of its weight. These lipids are composed of triglycerides, phospholipids, cholesterol, and cholesterol esters. Hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver, results from excess accumulation of lipid, primarily triglycerides, but also phospholipids. It may be clinically insignificant or lead to development of cirrhosis.


Hepatic Steatosis Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome High Density Lipoprotein Alcoholic Liver Disease Alcoholic Hepatitis 
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