THE ROLE OF BLOOD GROUPS IN NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE AND NON-ALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS


Karagoz H., Erden A., Ozer O., Cetinkaya A., Avci D., Gencer V., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.33, no.2, pp.205-210, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2017_2_030
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-210

Abstract

Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is defined as the accumulation of fat in the liver in the absence of excessive alcohol consumption or other known pathologies and is a spectrum of disease ranging from steatosis (fat infiltration into the liver) to steatohepatitis. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a more severe form of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease which is characterised by steatosis, lobular inflammation, ballooning, and fibrosis in liver biopsies. In this study, we aimed to investigate any possible relationship between the ABO/Rh blood group system and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease /Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, in Turkey.