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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 may suggest you have liver disease.

Related topics include:

  • Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Delta agent (hepatitis D)
  • Drug-induced cholestasis
  • 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

Anstee QM, Jones DEJ. Liver and bilary tract disease. In: Walker BR, Colledge NR, Ralston SH, Penman ID, eds. Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. 22nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2014:chap 23.

Martin P. Approach to the patient with liver disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 146.

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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: 5/11/2016

        Reviewed By: Subodh K. Lal, MD, gastroenterologist with Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia, Austell, GA. 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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