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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 14, 2008; 14(6): 831-844
Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.831
Table 1 Fatty liver: the many faces in clinics
Classification of fatty liver
Classic metabolic syndrome associated fatty liver‘Fatty liver of the affluent’: commonest form of fatty liver; associated with metabolic syndrome
The lean nonalcoholic fatty liverIncludes lipodystrophies, known and unknown adipose tissue defects of various origin resulting in lean phenotypes,
Fatty liver of infection/chronic inflammatory diseasesliposuction (?) HCV, HBV, Q fever (?) autoimmune diseases Drugs like tetracycline, amiodarone, alcohol, environmental industrial toxins
Xenobiotic fatty liver
Fatty liver of defective fatty acid catabolismReyes syndrome, reye like syndrome, sudden infant death syndrome, fatty liver of pregnancy
Malnourishment associated fatty liver‘Fatty liver of the deprived’ : kwashiorkor
Transient fatty liverFatty liver which develops transiently following short excess calorie intake