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What is Chronic liver disease?

What is Chronic liver disease?

Any of a number of long term liver diseases such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. Chronic liver conditions tend to progressively destroy liver ...more »

  • Chronic liver disease: Any form of chronic liver disease.

Chronic liver disease: Introduction

Types of Chronic liver disease:

Types of Chronic liver disease:

Broader types of Chronic liver disease:

How many people get Chronic liver disease?

Prevalance of Chronic liver disease: 400,000 people
Prevalance Rate of Chronic liver disease: approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Chronic liver disease: Prevalence: 400,000 people (1976-80) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

How serious is Chronic liver disease?

Complications of Chronic liver disease: see complications of Chronic liver disease
Average life years lost for Chronic liver disease: 23.3 for chronic liver disease/cirrhosis in North Carolina1; 16.3 average YPLL/person for chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in Michigan2.
Deaths for Chronic liver disease: 26,259 annual deaths from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Chronic liver disease?

Causes of Chronic liver disease: see causes of Chronic liver disease
Risk factors for Chronic liver disease: see risk factors for Chronic liver disease

What are the symptoms of Chronic liver disease?

Symptoms of Chronic liver disease: see symptoms of Chronic liver disease

Complications of Chronic liver disease: see complications of Chronic liver disease

Chronic liver disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chronic liver disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chronic liver disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Chronic liver disease: Hepatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Chronic liver disease.
Treatments for Chronic liver disease: see treatments for Chronic liver disease
Research for Chronic liver disease: see research for Chronic liver disease

Society issues for Chronic liver disease


Hospitalization statistics for Chronic liver disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Chronic liver disease:

  • 360,000 hospital charges occurred for chronic liver disease or cirrhosis in the US 2000 (National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2000 Annual Summary, NCHS, CDC)
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Hospitalizations for Chronic liver disease: Hospitalizations: 300,000 (1987) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK) Physician office visits for Chronic liver disease: Physician office visits: 1 million (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Disability from Chronic liver disease: Disability: 112,000 people (1983-87) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Organs Affected by Chronic liver disease:

Organs and body systems related to Chronic liver disease include:

Name of Chronic liver disease

Main name of condition: Chronic liver disease

Chronic liver disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Chronic liver disease:



Footnotes:
1. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
2. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA
 

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