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What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some other causes..

Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen storage diseases, weber-christian disease, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lipodystrophy, inflammatoty bowel disease, hiv, hepc, malnutrition, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and many meds.
..Consult doc to search for your cause. Good luck.

In brief: Some other causes..

Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen storage diseases, weber-christian disease, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lipodystrophy, inflammatoty bowel disease, hiv, hepc, malnutrition, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and many meds.
..Consult doc to search for your cause. Good luck.
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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine

In brief: NAFLD steatohepatiti

Non alcholic fatty liver disease: common causes- obesity, dyslipidemias, associations with dm, htn.
Need to do liverenzymes, lipid profile, iron studies, copper studies, r/o drug induced from depakote, cardiac med-amiodarone, steroids(hiv meds- not applicable to you). Blood counts needed. Viral hepatitis panel, especially hep c needed.If liver enzy.Elevated, called nash.Can lead to cirrhosis in some pts.

In brief: NAFLD steatohepatiti

Non alcholic fatty liver disease: common causes- obesity, dyslipidemias, associations with dm, htn.
Need to do liverenzymes, lipid profile, iron studies, copper studies, r/o drug induced from depakote, cardiac med-amiodarone, steroids(hiv meds- not applicable to you). Blood counts needed. Viral hepatitis panel, especially hep c needed.If liver enzy.Elevated, called nash.Can lead to cirrhosis in some pts.
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