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Hepatic failure

Hepatic failure: Introduction

Hepatic failure: loss of normal liver function and metabolism of products by the liver. See detailed information below for a list of 83 causes of Hepatic failure, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hepatic failure:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hepatic failure. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Hepatic failure

Home Diagnostic Testing and Hepatic failure

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Causes of Types of Hepatic failure:

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Hepatic failure: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hepatic failure, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hepatic failure Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hepatic failure may include:

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Hepatic failure: Animations

Hepatic failure: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hepatic failure may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hepatic failure

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Hepatic failure: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hepatic failure

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 »

Hepatic failure: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Hepatic failure listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hepatic failure as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hepatic failure:

The failure of the liver to detoxify chemicals in the body leading to a clinical disease
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Hepatic failure

The list below shows some of the causes of Hepatic failure mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hepatic failure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hepatic failure. Of the 83 causes of Hepatic failure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 73 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hepatic failure:

The following list of conditions have 'Hepatic failure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hepatic failure:

The following list of medical conditions have Hepatic failure or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Hepatic failure Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hepatic failure based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    What are the alternative names for Hepatic failure:

    Liver failure
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hepatic failure:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hepatic failure:

    Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Liver problems (1613 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hepatic failure:

    Encephalopathy (185 causes), Sepsis (42 causes), Disseminated intravascular coagulation, Hyperacute liver failure, Liver dysfunction (57 causes), Acetaminophen toxicity, Jaundice (789 causes), Subacute liver failure, Wilson disease, Autoimmune liver disease, Liver transplantation, Fetor hepaticus (7 causes), Ascites (176 causes), Cerebral edema (18 causes), Viral hepatitis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, CMV, paramyxovirus, varicella-zoster virus, parvovirus, adenovirus, hepatitis A virus, HAV, hepatitis C virus, HCV

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hepatic failure

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