Categorization and complication of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease


  • Samar A. Alharbi Department of Internal Medicine, Al Thager Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ammar H. Alhayki General Physician, Alnabaa Medical Center, Aali, Bahrain
  • Ahmed A. Alghamdi College of Medicine, University of Bisha, Bisha, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdulrahman S. Althobaiti College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Fatema F. Alkhalfan College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
  • Nawaf A. Muaddi College of Medicine, University of Bisha, Bisha, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammad S. Almabouth Department of Emergency Medicine, Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Zainab M. Alfaraj Department of Internal Medicine, Eradah Mental Health Complex, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed H. Almajed College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Ali A. Alkhiri Department of Internal Medicine, Al Mozeilef General Hospital, Al Qunfudah, Saudi Arabia
  • Basmah A. Altharmani College of Medicine, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia



Non-alcoholic, Fatty, Liver, Steatohepatitis


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent liver disease with a global prevalence of 25%. The frequency of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the percentage of people with severe liver disease are expected to rise given the ongoing obesity pandemic, the rise in diabetes, and other factors. This will have a significant effect on health care expenditure and the need for liver transplantation, for which non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is already on track to overtake alcoholic steatohepatitis as the most prevalent reason. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is characterized by the triglyceride accumulation in the cytoplasm of hepatocytes. Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease who have advanced fibrosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis are at much higher risk of negative outcomes, such as overall mortality and liver-specific morbidity and death. It is a multisystemic clinical illness entity that manifests extrahepatic conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome, type 2 diabetes, chronic renal disease, hypothyroidism, and psoriasis. In fact, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and liver-related problems are the three leading causes of death in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients, in that order. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is further divided into two subtypes hepatic steatosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ranging from milder to more aggressive form of the disease.


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How to Cite

Alharbi, S. A., Alhayki, A. H., Alghamdi, A. A., Althobaiti, A. S., Alkhalfan, F. F., Muaddi, N. A., Almabouth, M. S., Alfaraj, Z. M., Almajed, M. H., Alkhiri, A. A., & Altharmani, B. A. (2022). Categorization and complication of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(1), 486–490.



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