Lege Artis Medicinae

[Liver diseases and diabetes mellitus]

WINKLER Gábor

JUNE 15, 2012

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2012;22(05)

[The liver plays a pivotal role in metabolism. Thus, it is hardly surprising that its acute and chronic diseases may be accompanied by multiple disturbances of the carbohydrate metabolism, and the development of diabetes mellitus - primarily of type 2 diabetes mellitus - may result in structural changes in the liver. This article overviews the main pathogenetic mechanisms of this bidirectional relationship, discusses special considerations of choosing the therapy and highlights special difficulties of the assessment of a diabetic metabolism.]

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