Posts Tagged ‘diagnosis’

Cirrhosis of the Liver – Life Expectancy

Cirrhosis of the Liver – Life Expectancy Medical Author: Dennis Lee, MD  Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD What is cirrhosis? Why does cirrhosis cause problems? What are the signs and symptoms of cirrhosis? What are the complications of cirrhosis? What are the common causes of cirrhosis? How is cirrhosis diagnosed and evaluated? How is…

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Diagnosis of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Diagnosis of ALD Alcoholic hepatitis is an acute or chronic illness associated with severe chronic alcoholism, involving extensive hepatocellular necrosis, inflammation, and scarring. It is extremely variable in clinical presentation and may be superimposed on other forms of alcoholic liver disease such as fatty liver and Laennec’s cirrhosis. Alcoholic liver disease may occur without any…

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Cirrhosis and Chronic Liver Failure: Part I. Diagnosis and Evaluation

Diagnosis and Evaluation JOEL J. HEIDELBAUGH, M.D., and MICHAEL BRUDERLY, M.D. University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan This is part I of a two-part article on cirrhosis and chronic liver failure. Part II, “Complications and Treatment,” appears in this issue of AFP on page 767. Cirrhosis and chronic liver failure are leading causes…

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