Liver diseases - Definition

April 2017


Definition


Liver disease is any disorder affecting all or part of the liver, located in the trunk and having many functions including the secretion and regulation of the body's metabolism. The most common diseases are cirrhosis of the liver, resulting in the majority of cases of chronic alcoholism, and liver cancer in which different forms exist; but there are many other diseases as well: liver infection by parasites, called viral hepatitis, which can be acute or chronic, genetic malformations ... Biological tests studying the liver enzymes (transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, and gamma glutamyltransferase) and imaging studies, including ultrasound and CT scan, and enable the discovery of these diseases most of the time.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:44 AM by Jeff.
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