During the last five years, particular attention has been given to skeletal muscle abnormalities in patients with cirrhosis, since these carry independent prognostic value on clinical outcome. Skeletal muscle abnormalities include sarcopenia, which is defined as a progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and function, and myosteatosis, which means excessive and pathological fat accumulation in muscles.
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Published online: September 18, 2019
Received: August 12, 2019
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