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Pediatric Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient who may be at risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Nutrition

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

K76.0

Description:

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) can occur in pediatric patients. A number of findings can help to identify a pediatric patient who should be screened for this disorder. A child with undiagnosed NAFLD may go on to develop cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

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