Fatty Liver
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Human fatty liver Chronic excessive alcohol consumption leads to disturbances in the coenzyme balance in the liver causing a lack for reducing the fat in the body. Instead, the formation of fat is promoted, which is deposited in the liver tissue and lead to the alcoholic fatty liver (steatosis hepatis, ICD-10: K70.0), with an increasement of the liver volume by the 3-fold. This kind of liver disease is still reversible by a strict alcohol abstinence.

However, progressive death of liver cells and irreversible replacement by scare tissue causes a cirrhosis. Inflammation of the liver leads to an alcoholic hepatitis.

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