Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
Online ISSN : 1880-5086
Print ISSN : 0912-0009
ISSN-L : 0912-0009
Original Articles
Exacerbation of liver dysfunction in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
Akira AsaiHidetaka YasuokaMasahiro MatsuiNorio OkamotoShinya FukunishiKazuhide Higuchi
キーワード: NASH, COVID-19, liver dysfunction
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2021 年 68 巻 3 号 p. 243-245


Many people were forced to stay at home, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients, however it is unclear how this home-life has affected the prognosis of NASH. In this study, we examined the influences of living at home during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic NASH patients. In this study, we compared the clinical parameters of NASH patients without COVID-19 infection 3 months before with those 3 months after the declaration of a state of emergency. In the results, the changes of aspartate transaminase and alanine aminotransferase in the 3 months before (aspartate transaminase, –3.6 ± 13.8 U/L; alanine aminotransferase, –6.8 ± 19.5 U/L) was significantly exacerbated in the 3 months after (aspartate transaminase, 2.3 ± 7.5 U/L; alanine aminotransferase, 1.7 ± 10.4 U/L). Furthermore, the changes of the fibrosis-4 index in the 3 months before (–0.27 ± 0.84) was also significantly exacerbated in the 3 months after (0.38 ± 0.96). In conclusion, liver dysfunctions in NASH patients were exacerbated due to the emergency declaration and outing restriction which accompanied COVID-19.

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