MIMS Education

Practice Essentials on Metabolic dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD)

Practice Essentials on Metabolic dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD)

Gastroenterology And HepatologyInternal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

Metabolic dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD) is a condition that requires both a clinical diagnosis of a metabolic condition and a radiologic confirmation of hepatic steatosis. It is recognized as the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Its pathogenesis is multifactorial, and its disease progression is primarily caused by systemic inflammation and insulin resistance. The diagnosis of MAFLD can be initially identified at the primary care level, and those who are at risk for disease progression into liver fibrosis must be referred to a specialist for further assessment.

This e-learning module aims to discuss MAFLD and its disease progression from hepatic steatosis to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, along with the appropriate diagnostic approach and treatment.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Define MAFLD
  • Differentiate MAFLD from NAFLD
  • Know the disease burden of MAFLD
  • Know the pathogenetic mechanisms that promote MAFLD progression
  • Know how to approach and manage patients with MAFLD

Topics covered

  • MAFLD: definition and background
  • Pathogenesis and disease progression
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Management
Keywords: MAFLD, chronic liver disease, hepatic steatosis, treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
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