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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 28, 2016; 22(4): 1664-1673
Published online Jan 28, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i4.1664
Table 1 Overview on potential causes of fatty liver (adapted from[2,121,122])
Etiologies of fatty liver disease
Frequent causes:
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Alcoholic fatty liver disease
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection
Drug-induced steatosis
Less common or rare causes:
Inborn errors of metabolism (Wilson disease, abetalipoproteinemia, tyrosinaemia, hypobetalipoproteinemia)
Lipodystrophy (congenital or acquired)
Total parenteral nutrition
Surgical procedures (e.g., biliopancreatic diversion extensive small bowel resection)