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How to reach a diagnosis in a case of jaundice ?
Hepatology

How to reach a diagnosis in a case of jaundice ?

This is an organized approach to diagnosis of Jaundice ,and to define exactly the underlying cause and the appropriate method of management . This is very important for most physicians . …

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Ascites Causes ,  Diagnosis and Treatment
Hepatology

Ascites Causes , Diagnosis and Treatment

This article is about Ascites , which is a common sign in many diseases . Definition of Ascites Excess fluid in the peritoneal cavity.  Aetiology I. Common Causes: - Liver cirrhosis (80% of …

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Hepatitis viruses : Types, Route of infection,Risk , Incubation & Prophylaxis
Hepatology

Hepatitis viruses : Types, Route of infection,Risk , Incubation & Prophylaxis

This Topic is to discuss the types of viruses that cause inflammation of the Liver " Hepatitis " which are HAV , HBV , HCV , HDV and HEV . We will illustrate each virus type separa…

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Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Hepatology

Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Here we will discuss the definition , causes , diagnosis and treatment of Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease . Definition Spectrum of liver disease caused by excees fat in the liver   **  Ste…

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Functions of the Liver , Classified
Hepatology

Functions of the Liver , Classified

This is a classified summary of liver functions . a-  Protein metabolism - Synthesis of albumin, alpha & beta globulins.  - Synthesis of coagulation factors.  - Synthesis of urea from ammonia.  b -  Carbohydrate metabolism -   Aftér meals : …

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Portal Hypertension Features, clinical picture  & complications
Hepatology

Portal Hypertension Features, clinical picture & complications

Portal Hypertension occurs due to various causes (discussed) , and when it occurs , the body tries to compensate and decrease the portal pressure by opening of Porto-Systemic shunts leadin…

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Manifestations and Features of chronic Liver cell failure
Hepatology

Manifestations and Features of chronic Liver cell failure

Here are the manifestations of chronic liver failure ,, Also known as Hepatocellular failure ( HCC) , which is caused by chronic degenerative liver diseases e.g Liver Cirrhosis  . 1. General…

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Liver Cirrhosis | Def.,Causes,clinical picture , Investigations & treatment
Hepatology

Liver Cirrhosis | Def.,Causes,clinical picture , Investigations & treatment

This is a review of Liver Cirrhosis , one of the most serious liver diseases with incidence of 500.000 cases per year in the US alone . We will include images and videos to help in illustr…

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