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Inappropriate Long-Term Steroid Therapy in Autoimmune Hepatitis Might Cause the Development of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; A Challenging Situation

Raika Jamali 2 , 1 , *
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1 Students' Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Development Research Center, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Thrita: June 15, 2013, 2 (2); 111-2
  • Published Online: December 15, 2012
  • Article Type: Editorial
  • Received: December 6, 2012
  • Accepted: December 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/thrita.10391

To Cite: Jamali R. Inappropriate Long-Term Steroid Therapy in Autoimmune Hepatitis Might Cause the Development of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; A Challenging Situation, Thrita. 2013 ;2(2):111-2. doi: 10.5812/thrita.10391.

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