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Microvesicular fatty liver is seen in all except

  • Obesity
  • Reyes syndrome
  • Tetracyclines
  • Acute fatty liver of Pregnancy

 

Correct Answer : Obesity
Ref: Harrisons 17th edition page no 1982
 
Obesity is not a cause of microvesicular steatosis ; it is a cause of macrovesicular steatosis
 
Causes of microvesicular steatosis
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
Reye’s syndrome
Hepatitis D
Drugs – Tetracycline, Valproate
 
Causes of Macrovesicular Steatosis
Insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia
Centripetal obesity
Type 2 diabetes
Drugs
Glucocorticoids
Estrogens
Tamoxifen
Amiodarone
Nutritional
Starvation
Protein deficiency (Kwashiorkor)
Choline deficiency
Liver disease
Wilson disease
Chronic hepatitis C—genotype 3
Indian childhood cirrhosis
Jejunoileal bypass

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