NAFLD/NASH Diagnosis in Primary Care: 8 Questions

Leo Robert

A high index of suspicion for NAFLD may help primary care providers identify patients at highest risk. Try these 8 questions based on guideline recommendations.

By some estimates, >75% of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are undiagnosed and only 3% of those a high risk for progression to fibrosis are referred to specialists.

Although screening in the general population for NAFLD remains controversial, primary care providers remain the clinicians most likely to encounter the disease in their patients and are urged to have a high index of suspicion for NAFLD in patients with type 2 diabetes and elements of metabolic syndrome.

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases guidance statements for NAFLD/NASH diagnosis.