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., et al.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, cilt.33, ss.205-210, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.19193/0393-6384_2017_2_030
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.205-210

Özet

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.