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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. Hepatology. In: Ralston SH, Penman ID, Strachan MWJ, Hobson RP, eds. Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 22.

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.

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Review Date: 5/27/2020  

Reviewed By: Jenifer K. Lehrer, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Aria - Jefferson Health Torresdale, Jefferson Digestive Diseases Network, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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