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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.

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Fatty liver, CT scan
Liver with disproportional fattening, CT scan
Cirrhosis of the liver
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Related Information

Liver function tests
Amebic liver abscess
Autoimmune hepatitis
Biliary atresia
Cirrhosis
Hepatitis D (Delta agent)
Hemochromatosis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma
Alcoholic liver disease
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Pyogenic liver abscess
Reye syndrome
Sclerosing cholangitis
Wilson disease

References

Anstee QM, Jones DEJ. Liver and biliary 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-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 146.

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