Hepatotoxicity: Damage or injury to the liver caused by a drug, chemical or other agent. Symptoms vary depending on the degree of exposure and hence extent of the liver damage or injury. Mild liver damage may cause few if any symptoms whereas severe damage can ultimately result in liver failure.
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causes, and treatments of Hepatotoxicity is available below.
Symptoms of Hepatotoxicity
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Treatments for Hepatotoxicity
- Treatment of hepatotoxicity is dependant upon the causative agent, the degree of liver dysfunction, and the age and general health of the patient. Treatments include:
- Discontinuation of causative medication, or removal from exposure to the causative agent
- Monitoring of patient and regular review of liver function - where liver dysfunction is mild to moderate, and liver function is improving
- Abstinence from alcohol and avoidance of medication that may contribute to further liver damage
- N-Acetylcysteine for paracetamol toxicity
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Causes of Hepatotoxicity
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Hepatotoxicity: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Hepatotoxicity
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course,...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see ...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The reasons are multifactorial.
Possible conditions...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better...read more »
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Hepatotoxicity: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Poisoning / Toxicology Specialists:
- Digestive Health Specialists (Gastroenterology):
- Liver Health Specialists (Hepatology):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Hepatotoxicity
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Hepatotoxicity: Rare Types
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