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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(12):1-6.
Published online December 1, 1991.
Comparison of characteristics between fatty and normal liver diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonography.
Heung Won Jun, Eung Soo Kim, Young Ryong Park, Mi Kyung Oh, Hye Ree Lee, Bang Bu Youn
복부초음파 검사상 지방간유무에 따른 특성 비교
전흥원, 김응수, 박영룡, 오미경, 이혜리, 윤방부
연세대학교의과대학 가정의학교실
Abstract
Fatty change of the liver is a histological finding caused by various diseases such as chronic alcoholism, obesity, diabetes mellitus, malnutrition and certain hepatotoxic drugs.
For the purpose of comparison of characteristics between fatty and normal liver diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonography. we analyzed 126 cases of fatty liver and 133 cases of normal liver among the 1,736 patients, who visited at the Youngdong Severance Hospital for heath care mainterance.
The results were as follows;
1. The fatty liver groups were statistically significant in case more alcohol drinking, obesity, diastolic hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, abnormal SGOT and γ-GT than normal liver groups.
2. There were no significant difference between fatty and normal liver group in smoking, diabetes, systolic blood pressure, HDL-cholesterol, SGOT and alkaline phosphatase.


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