The concept of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis was first introduced in 1980. And today it is recognized as very relevant in gastroenterology, since its prevalence is from 14 to 18 percent of the total population. Pathology is more common in women (aged 41-60 years). It is noteworthy that there are no complaints from patients.
Among the many important issues of modern medicine, covered at the All-Russian Educational Internet-session for doctors, the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of non-alcoholic liver steatohepatitis (NASH) were discussed.
In particular, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis was the subject of an extensive report by Svetlana Dmitrievna Podymova, MD Professor, Department of Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases, Moscow State Medical University I.M.Sechenova. At present, NASH is considered an independent disease, which is characterized by an increase in the activity of liver enzymes in blood plasma and morphological changes in liver biopaths, that is, all those changes that are characteristic of patients with alcoholic steatohepatitis. The fundamental difference is that patients with NASH do not abuse alcohol. Continue reading