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Mycotoxin-induced liver damage -- Ochratoxin

Mycotoxin-induced liver damage -- Ochratoxin: Introduction

Mycotoxin-induced liver damage -- Ochratoxin: Damage or injury to the liver caused by exposure to a Mycotoxin called Ochratoxin. Ochratoxin is a toxin produced by a particular fungus (Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium verrucosum). It is a relatively common food contaminant and can be found in mouldy grain, pork, coffee and dried grapes. 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. Symptoms may be acute, subacute or chronic depending on the severity of the exposure. Factors such as age, race, gender, overall health and underlying liver problems may also influence a person's risk of developing liver problems and the severity of the symptoms. The toxin is also know to increase the risk of developing liver cancer. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mycotoxin-induced liver damage -- Ochratoxin is available below.

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Treatments for Mycotoxin-induced liver damage -- Ochratoxin

  • Treatment of drug-induced liver damage 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
    • 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
    • Management of acute liver failure from hepatotoxicity
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Mycotoxin-induced liver damage -- Ochratoxin: Complications

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Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. more »

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  1. Mycotoxin-induced liver damage -- Ochratoxin: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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