Conditions: Liver disease

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Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. It results in liver cell damage and destruction. Alcoholic hepatitis is a complex problem and can lead to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis...


Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is an inherited condition where a patient lacks the sufficient volumes of AAT protein to protect the alveoli (the small sacs in the lungs that exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide)...


Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. In autoimmune hepatitis, the body's own immune system destroys the cells of the liver...


Biliary cirrhosis is a rare form of liver cirrhosis caused by disease or defects of the bile ducts. Symptoms usually include cholestasis (accumulation of bile in the liver)...


Cirrhosis is the twelfth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases...


Crigler-Najjar syndrome is a very rare condition where a substance made by the liver (bilirubin) cannot be broken down. In these cases, the enzyme that typically converts bilirubin into a form that can be removed by the body is not working correctly...


Dubin-Johnson syndrome is a very rare genetic disorder in which a person has mild jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes) throughout their lifetime. This disorder, which is passed down through families, disturbs the body’s ability to remove bilirubin (a chemical produced by the liver) from the liver...


Amyloidosis is a condition in which amyloid, an abnormal protein, builds up in the tissues and organs and impacts how they work. The buildup of protein can occur throughout the body or in just one area...


Gilbert’s disease impacts the way bilirubin, a substance with a yellowish pigment made by the liver, is processed. When bilirubin is not processed properly, it causes jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and eyes)...


Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that results in liver cell damage and destruction. Acute hepatitis is a type of hepatitis that is quite common in the U...