Hepatology Archives - Page 32 of 33 - Clinical Advisor


This image shows a healthy liver (left), a fatty liver (center), and a liver with cirrhosis (right), a common and severe hepatitis complication characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue, and the loss of functional liver cells.

Identifying hepatitis infection

Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver caused by viral infection with hepatitis A, B or C; bacteria or parasites; autoimmune disorders; or from drug overdose or alcohol abuse.The severity of hepatitis depends on many factors, including the cause of the liver damage and the presence of comorbid conditions. Hepatitis A is usually short-term…

Diagnosing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly emerging as one of the most common “incidental findings” identified with radiographic testing. One in four adults is found to have the condition when undergoing abdominal ultrasound.

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