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Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences


Correlation of BMI and elevated liver enzyme levels with severity of fatty liver infiltration on ultrasound in Sangrur, Punjab


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Author Details : Gunjan Jindal, Saloni*

Volume : 9, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 53-55


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Abstract

Obesity is a common disorder in our country. It leads to many health risks. Ultrasonography can accurately assess the severity of fatty infiltration in liver. The liver enzymes (AST, ALT) are also altered in triglyceride overload. This study aims to assess the severity of fatty liver on US (Ultrasonography) with increased BMI and to investigate the association of severity of fatty liver with liver enzymes. A comparative prospective study was conducted on 179 patients. Severity of fatty liver was graded on Ultrasonography as follows- Group A- Normal liver, Group B- Grade 1 fatty changes, Group C-Grade 2 fatty changes and Group D-Grade 3 fatty changes. BMI of each patient was calculated. Patients with known liver disease were excluded. Serum liver enzyme levels were recorded. There was significant correlation between value of liver enzymes and increasing BMI. Also, Patients with more BMI have higher grade of fatty infiltration.

Keywords: Obesity, AST, ALT, Ultrasonography.

Doi : 10.18231/j.pjms.2019.014

How to cite : Jindal G, Saloni, Correlation of BMI and elevated liver enzyme levels with severity of fatty liver infiltration on ultrasound in Sangrur, Punjab. Panacea J Med Sci 2019;9(2):53-55

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