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Model for Distinguishing Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) from Cryptogenic Chronic Hepatitis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a chronic liver disease of unknown cause for findings suggestive of nonalcholic steatohepatitis (NASH) based on the model of Tanaka et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

K75.8, K73.9

Description:

Tanaka et al developed a simple model for distinguishing patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and mild steatosis from patients with cryptogenic chronic hepatitis. The authors are from Shinshu University and Showa Inan General Hospital in Japan.

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