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Glossary for Mosse syndrome

  • Alcoholic liver disease: Alcoholic liver disease is the major cause of liver disease in Western countries, (in Asian countries, viral hepatitis is the major cause). It arises from the excessive ingestion of alcohol.
  • Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: A rare disorder characterized by the development of lung disease in adults and liver disease in adults and children.
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis: Liver inflammation caused due to autoimmune processes where the body's immune system attacks the liver.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Bone Marrow Conditions: Medical conditions affecting the bone marrow
  • Congestive Heart Failure: Inadequate pumping and decline of heart function common in the elderly.
  • Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Hemochromatosis: Excess of iron leading to problems with joints, liver, heart and pancreas.
  • Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
  • Hepatitis C: Viral liver infection spread by blood.
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome: A condition the occurs as a result of severe liver disease.
  • Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is defined histologically as a diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules. The progression of liver injury to cirrhosis may occur over weeks to years.
  • Liver cancer: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver.
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Myxedema: Skin and tissue disorder usually due to hypothyroidism
  • Nephrotic syndrome: Various kidney glomeruli conditions
  • Polycythemia: Excess red blood cells in the blood
  • Portal thrombosis: Clotting or obstruction of blood flow along the veins from the intestines and spleen and into the liver. This causes blood to back up and results various problems such as enlarged spleen and abdominal pain. The obstruction can occur acutely (over a short space of time) or chronically (over a longer period of time).
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic and progressive cholestatic disease of the liver.
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease of unknown etiology that is recognized increasingly in children.
  • Thiamine deficiency: Dietary deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • Type IV Glycogen Storage Disease: A condition which is characterized by a disease affecting glycogen storage
  • Wilson's Disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.


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