Liver disease

  • Definition

    The term "liver disease" applies to many diseases and disorders that cause the liver to function improperly or stop functioning. Abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), or abnormal results of liver function tests suggest you have liver disease.

    See also:

    • Amebic liver abscess
    • Autoimmune hepatitis
    • Biliary atresia
    • Cirrhosis
    • Coccidioidomycosis; disseminated
    • 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

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors