Year : 2016 | Volume : 4 | Issue : 3 | Page : 158 - 162  

Original Articles
Co-morbidities associated with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Tertiary Care Hospital of central India

Divekar S 1, Bhelkar SM 2, Hiwarkar PA 3, Khakse GM 4


1 Assistant  Professor, 2 & 4 Associate Professor, 3 Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal


Corresponding Author:

Dr. Sachin Divekar                                                                                                                                              Received: 12-03-2016

Email:                                                                                                                     Accepted: 19-06-2016



Background:  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is emerging as an important cause of liver disease. Over the past decades, it has become increasingly clear that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are now the number one cause of liver disease all over the world.

Objectives: To study co-morbidities associated with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

Methods: 108 Persons with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease diagnosed by USG irrespective of age admitted in hospital from September. 2014 to August 2015 were enrolled in this study after applying inclusion and exclusion criterion. The comparison of qualitative data was done using chi-square test using SPSS 16 Version.

Results: 89.13% of female patients had raised SGOT levels when compared to males (58.06%) and this difference was found to be statistically significant. The proportion of elevated levels of SGPT was more among female (89.13%) study subjects when compared to male subjects (59.68%) and this difference was statistically significant. The proportion of female study subjects with metabolic syndrome (82.61%) was more when compared with male study subjects (75.81%) and this difference was not found to be statistically significant.

Conclusion: As noticed by this study, NAFLD were predominantly asymptomatic. Screening  to  be  done  in  high  risk  patients  so  that  progression to cirrhosis  and  Hepatocellular carcinoma can be prevented.

Key words: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), co-morbidity, metabolic syndrome


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