What is the role of triglycerides in the diagnosis of fatty liver disease?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Hypertriglyceridemia, steatosis, and hemolysis (Zieve syndrome) may be associated with alcohol abuse. Hyperlipidemia may be present in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Increased triglycerides are common in children and in patients with metabolic syndrome.


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