How prevalent is macrocytosis in fatty liver disease?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Macrocytosis (increased mean cell volume) is common in patients with ALD, with a low sensitivity (27%-52%) and a high specificity (85%-91%). Serum carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is a specific and sensitive test for alcoholism in patients whose alcohol intake exceeds 60 g/day.


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