Which clinical history findings are characteristic of fatty liver disease?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Fatty liver occurs commonly after the ingestion of a moderate or large amount of alcohol, even for a short period of time. Alcohol-induced steatosis usually is asymptomatic. Severe fatty infiltration of the liver can result in symptoms of malaise, weakness, anorexia, nausea, and abdominal discomfort. Jaundice is present in 15% of patients admitted to the hospital.


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