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Emil Fraenkel I. Interná Klinika LF UPJŠ Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic
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György Szabó Family Praxis, Enese, Hungary

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Gabriella Lengyel 2nd Department of Medicine, Medical Faculty, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

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Peter Jarčuška I. Interná Klinika LF UPJŠ Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic

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Ivica Lazúrová I. Interná Klinika LF UPJŠ Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic

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Elek Dinya Department of Medicine, EGIS Pharmacological Factory, Budapest, Hungary

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János Fehér 2nd Department of Medicine, Medical Faculty, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

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Abstract

The non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) is an aquired metabolic liver disease as a consequence of triglyceride accummulation within the liver cells. It is accompanied by necrobiotic inflammatory reaction, fibrosis and also by liver cirrhosis. Its differentiation from alcoholic fatty liver (AFLD) looks sometimes to be difficult. It is simple knowing the clear anamnesis, but if the individual does not want to inform us about the alcohol consumption, the differentiation is not very easy.

Aim of the study: The aim was to determine the value of carbohydrate deficient transferrin (CDT) in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver, as well as to analyse the high values according to the anamnesis.

Patients and methods: The group of patients consisted of 39 individuals, whose ultrasound examination showed the signs characteristic of fatty liver. The sex rate was: 21 female and 18 male patients. The values of CDT, body mass index (BMI) and HOMA index were determined. The mean value of CDT was: 239±0,52% (in male 2.51±0.61, in female 2.28±0.4). No significant difference was found between the two sexes. The diversity of CDT values was normal. The value of BMI belonged to the overweight area without any significant difference between the two sexes.

Conclusion: On the basis of the results the NAFLD and the AFLD can be diffenrentiated according to the CDT value, and this value could be a higher specific value than the activity of gammaglutamyl transpeptidase, though also in this relation the valuations of anamnesis and other factors are very important for achieving the correct diagnosis.

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Clinical and Experimental Medical Journal
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