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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, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), or abnormal results of liver function tests suggest you have liver disease.

Related topics include:

  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Delta agent (hepatitis D)
  • Drug-induced cholestasis
  • 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's disease

 

References

Martin P. Approach to the patient with liver disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 148.

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  • Liver fattening, CT scan

    Liver fattening, 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

    illustration

  • Liver

    Liver

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    • Liver fattening, CT scan

      Liver fattening, CT scan

      illustration

    • Liver with disproportional fattening, CT scan

      Liver with disproportional fattening, CT scan

      illustration

    • Cirrhosis of the liver

      Cirrhosis of the liver

      illustration

    • Liver

      Liver

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        Review Date: 8/11/2014

        Reviewed By: Jenifer K. Lehrer, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Frankford-Torresdale Hospital, Aria Health System, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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