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What is Polycystic liver disease?

What is Polycystic liver disease?

  • Polycystic liver disease: A rare inherited disorder involving the formation of numerous cysts in the liver.

Polycystic liver disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Polycystic liver disease, or a subtype of Polycystic liver disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Polycystic liver disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Polycystic liver disease: Introduction

Types of Polycystic liver disease:

Broader types of Polycystic liver disease:

How serious is Polycystic liver disease?

Complications of Polycystic liver disease: see complications of Polycystic liver disease

What causes Polycystic liver disease?

Causes of Polycystic liver disease: see causes of Polycystic liver disease

What are the symptoms of Polycystic liver disease?

Symptoms of Polycystic liver disease: see symptoms of Polycystic liver disease

Complications of Polycystic liver disease: see complications of Polycystic liver disease

Can anyone else get Polycystic liver disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Polycystic liver disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Polycystic liver disease

Polycystic liver disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Polycystic liver disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Polycystic liver disease.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Polycystic liver disease

Main name of condition: Polycystic liver disease

Other names or spellings for Polycystic liver disease:

Isolated polycystic liver disease, Isolated autosomal dominant polycystic liver disease, PCLD

Isolated autosomal dominant polycystic liver disease, Isolated polycystic liver disease, PCLD
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Polycystic liver disease: Related Conditions

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

 

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