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Hepatotoxicity: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hepatotoxicity is available below.

Symptoms of Hepatotoxicity

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
  • more treatments...»

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Hepatotoxicity: Complications

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Causes of Hepatotoxicity

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Hepatotoxicity: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Hepatotoxicity

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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" 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 more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it 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 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 include 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 known more »

Hepatotoxicity: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hepatotoxicity

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Hepatotoxicity: Rare Types

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Hepatotoxicity: Animations

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