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Histologic Scoring and Grading System of Mendler et al for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Purpose:

To evaluate the liver biopsy from a patient with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease using the histologic scoring scheme of Mendler et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K74, K76

Description:

Mendler et al have proposed a histologic scoring and grading system for liver biopsies taken from patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This can be used for initial diagnosis and for monitoring the patient over time. The authors are from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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