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Liver failure

Liver failure is something that can lead to anasarca. It typically happens (in its chronic form) in patients who have cirrhosis. On this page, some of the items that can be the cause of the underlying case of cirrhosis are briefly discussed.

Fatty liver disease (FLD)

Fatty liver is a medical condition that can come due to a variety of causes. Commonly it is due to excessive intake of alcohol. Another frequent reasons is metabolic syndrome. Obesity is also often behind the situation. Aside from these, there are many other things that can lead to it, one of which is malnutrition. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is another possibility. IBD is actually a group of different conditions which affect the person's small intestine and colon with inflammation. An example of this type of disease is ulcerative colitis.

Hepatitis C also has the potential to lead to fatty liver disease. This is particularly the case when genotype 3 is the one that is affecting the person. Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, is another thing that can lead to FLD. Lipodystrophy is one of the other medical reasons that can result in a case of this condition.



Autoimmune hepatitis

This situation is another one that can lead to cirrhosis. Here, the immune system attacks cells of the person's liver. Normally, a diagnosis of this situation is done using a collection of different methods. Results obtained from a laboratory are included in this. In the end, a liver biopsy might end up being necessary. Keep in mind that there is a measure of risk in this surgical procedure.

Once diagnosed, the doctor may prescribe a particular way of treating the condition. The majority of the time where typical treatment is given, remission can result -- yet in many cases, a relapse will eventually occur. Different medications may be provided if a positive response is not seen after the first selection. A liver transplant may be necessary in some instances, such as if the person does not respond well to the medications that are used.

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