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Liver disease

 

The term "liver disease" applies to many conditions that stop the liver from working or prevent it from functioning well. Abdominal pain or swelling, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), or abnormal results of liver function tests may suggest you have liver disease.

Related topics include:

  • Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Delta virus (hepatitis D)
  • Drug-induced cholestasis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver disease due to alcohol
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Reye syndrome
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Wilson disease

 

References

Martin P. Approach to the patient with liver disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 137.

Williams MJ, Gordon-Walker TT. Hepatology. In: Penman ID, Ralston SH, Strachan MWJ, Hobson RP, eds. Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2023:chap 24.

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  • Fatty liver - CT scan

    Fatty liver - CT scan

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  • Liver with disproportional fattening - CT scan

    Liver with disproportional fattening - CT scan

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  • Cirrhosis of the liver

    Cirrhosis of the liver

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  • Liver

    Liver

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    • Fatty liver - CT scan

      Fatty liver - CT scan

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    • Liver with disproportional fattening - CT scan

      Liver with disproportional fattening - CT scan

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    • Cirrhosis of the liver

      Cirrhosis of the liver

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    • Liver

      Liver

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        Review Date: 5/4/2022

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