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Table 2 Modification of diagnosis by liver biopsy

From: The diagnostic value of liver biopsy

Pre-biopsy (n) Diagnosis changed Diagnosis specified
Steatosis / NASH (18) Cholestasis (2) Alcoholic hepatitis (3)
  Chronic hepatitis (1) NASH (5)
  Gran. Hepatitis (1) Alcoholic cirrhosis (1)
   Steatosis (5)
Alcoholic liver disease (12) No evidence of ALD (7) Steatosis (2)
   Alcoholic hepatitis (3)
Ai liver disease (11) Ruled out (1) Ai cholangiopathy (3)
  Portal fibrosis (1) PBC (1)
  Steatosis (1) Overlap syndrome (4)
Hemochromatosis (8) Ruled out (5) Kupffer cell siderosis (3)
Cholestasis (7) Toxic hepatitis (1) Obstruction (2)
  Alcoholic hepatitis (1) Ai cholangiopathy (1)
  Autoimmune hepatitis (1) PSC (1)
Cryptogenic cirrhosis (4) Portal fibrosis (1) Ai hepatitis (1)
  Steatosis (1) PSC (1)
Wilson's disease (3) Ruled out (3)  
Toxic hepatitis (1) Alcoholic hepatitis (1)  
  1. Ai stands for autoimmune, PSC and PBC for primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis, respectively. Toxic hepatitis infers drug or industrial toxin-induced liver damage.