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.
Related topics include:
- Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency
- Amebic liver abscess
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Biliary atresia
- Delta virus (hepatitis D)
- Drug-induced cholestasis
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
- Liver disease due to alcohol
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Pyogenic liver abscess
- Reye syndrome
- Sclerosing cholangitis
- Wilson disease
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.
Fatty liver, CT scan - illustration
Fatty liver, CT scan
Liver with disproportional fattening, CT scan - illustration
Liver with disproportional fattening, CT scan
Cirrhosis of the liver - illustration
Cirrhosis of the liver
Liver - illustration
Review Date: 4/2/2018
Reviewed By: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.