Glossary for Abnormal liver function tests
Medical terms related to Abnormal liver function tests or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Abnormal Liver Function Tests in Pregnancy: Abnormal Liver Function Tests in Pregnancy are found when a doctor orders a liver screen in response to abnormal symptoms in a pregnant woman.
- Abnormal pain: The abnormal presence of pain that one may feel
- Antepartum Eclampsia: Antepartum eclampsia is the development of seizures or coma in pregnant women suffering from high blood pressure. Antepartum means that it occurs before delivery. Eclampsia is a serious condition which requires urgent medical treatment. Eclampsia may be associated with moderate as well as significant increases in blood pressure. The blood pressure can return to normal after delivery or may persist for a period of time.
- Chemical poisoning -- Toxaphene: Toxaphene is a chemical used mainly as a livestock insecticide. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
- Cirrhosis of liver: diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Dubin-Johnson Syndrome: Rare, chronic hyperbilirubinemia caused by the liver's inability to secrete certain organic compounds.
- Eclampsia: serious complication of pregnancy and is characterised by high blood pressure and convulsions
- End Stage Liver Failure: Late stage of liver failure characterised by the onset of mental and neurological symptoms, due to build up of toxic metabolites.
- Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
- Gilbert's Syndrome: An inherited enzyme deficiency (UDP glucoronyl transferase) which causes periodic mild jaundice, abdominal pain, weakness and fatigue.
- Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
- Heptaosplenic T-cell Lymphoma: A rare subtype of lymphoma which originates from T-cell lymphocytes in the liver and the spleen. This form of lymphoma is considered quite aggressive. People with solid organ transplants tend to be more susceptible to this form of cancer, possibility because of the need to take immune suppressing drugs to avoid rejection of the transplanted organ.
- Intrapartum Eclampsia: Intrapartum eclampsia is the development of seizures or coma in pregnant women suffering from high blood pressure. Intrapartum means that it occurs during the delivery of the baby. Eclampsia is a serious condition which requires urgent medical treatment. Eclampsia may be associated with moderate as well as significant increases in blood pressure. The blood pressure can return to normal after delivery or may persist for a period of time.
- Jaundice: yellowish discoloration of the skin and mucous membrane
- Liver cancer: The occurrence of malignancy that occurs in the liver
- Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
- Liver problems: Any problems that are associated with the livers structure and function
- Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
- Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver: A rare liver condition characterized by the development of nodules in the liver - the size and number of nodules is variable but they are often quite small. The nodules are not separated by fibrous tissue. The condition is generally asymptomatic in the early stages but its progressive nature and can lead to severe portal hypertension and its complications as well as liver failure. The disorder is often associated with particular conditions: rheumatic diseases, blood cancer and other cancers, kidney transplants, sarcoidosis and certain drugs (liver toxic drugs and azathiprine in particular).
- Postoperative Jaundice: Some people can develop liver dysfunction after major surgery and this can result in jaundice. The liver dysfunction is usually poorly defined and can occur in people who have no history of liver problem as well as people with existing liver problems. It may result from such things as damage to the liver or from the anesthetic. However, patients with well controlled liver problems often undergo surgery without any resulting liver problems. The severity of the jaundice is variable and the condition usually resolves without any harmful effects. Heart and upper abdominal surgery are the most likely types of surgery to result in postoperative jaundice.
- Postpartum Eclampsia: Postpartum eclampsia is the development of seizures or coma in pregnant women suffering from high blood pressure. Postpartum means that it soon after the delivery. Eclampsia is a serious condition which requires urgent medical treatment. Eclampsia may be associated with moderate as well as significant increases in blood pressure.
- Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Preeclampsia is the development of high blood pressure, excess protein in the urine and swelling during pregnancy. Hypertension is a serious health condition due to the fact that it often causes no symptoms until it is severe. The blood pressure usually returns to normal after delivery.
- Q fever: A disease caused by Coxiella burnetti which causes fever, headache and muscle pain.
- Sump Syndrome: A complication that can sometimes occur after an operation done to treat recurring stone disease. The surgery involves forming a connection between the common bile duct and the intestines. Sometimes a pit-like (sump) portion develops along the bile duct and this allows debris such as food to build up in a pit-like (sump) portion of the bile duct. The buildup of debris can lead to infection.
- Toxic mushrooms -- Renal toxic (orelline): Some mushrooms (Amanita smithiana) contain chemicals (allenic norleucine, chlorocrotyglycine) which can cause kidney damage.
- Upper abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the upper abdominal region.
- Yellow eyes: Yellow color of the white of the eyes
- Yellow skin: Yellow coloring affecting the skin
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