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Liver disease

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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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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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  • Fatty liver, CT scan

    Fatty liver, CT scan

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  • Liver with disproportional fattening, CT scan

    Liver with disproportion...

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  • Cirrhosis of the liver

    Cirrhosis of the liver

    illustration

  • Liver

    Liver

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    • Fatty liver, CT scan

      Fatty liver, CT scan

      illustration

    • Liver with disproportional fattening, CT scan

      Liver with disproportion...

      illustration

    • Cirrhosis of the liver

      Cirrhosis of the liver

      illustration

    • Liver

      Liver

      illustration

    Tests for Liver disease

     
     

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