Fatty Liver Clinic

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The Fatty Liver Clinic at Rady Children's was initiated in 2002 by Dr. Jeffrey Schwimmer and Dr. Joel Lavine as the first clinic in the United States dedicated to the care of children and adolescents with fatty liver disorders.

The Fatty Liver Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and management of pediatric forms of fatty liver. In children, fatty liver may be associated with genetic disorders, metabolic disorders, lipid disorders, diabetes and obesity.

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Please call 858-966-4003 for more information.

About Fatty Liver Disease

One form is known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This has become a common cause of chronic liver disease in children. Some children have a more severe form of NAFLD, known as fatty hepatitis or steatohepatitis (NASH).

The management of fatty liver begins with a careful and complete diagnosis. This includes a comprehensive medical history, physical examination and lab testing. Imaging of the liver is commonly done. In many cases a liver biopsy is performed to determine the type of fatty liver, as well as its severity.

Learn more on The RCHSD Website