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BOF: 83

A 50-year-old male has been seen by his GP who has made a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. On routine investigation he has been noted to have abnormal liver function tests.

The GP refers him to the clinic querying non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.  On examination he is pigmented, there is loss of body hair, gynaecomastia, testicular atrophy, and an arthropathy of his knee joints.

In this patient treatment of the underlying condition will:

a)      Increase the severity of the diabetes mellitus

b)      Increase the size of the liver

c)      Reverse any changes of cirrhosis

d)      Only results in decrease in malaise and decreases liver size

e)      Improves 5- year survival rate

 

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