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What is parenchymatous liver disease? what causes it?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
What kind hepatitis?: "hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is parenchymatous liver disease ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Liver cell disease: The liver parenchyma is the hepatic cells that comprise the liver itself. Alcohol can cause scaring in the form of cirrhosis. Viral disease will cause inflammation of the liver cells known as hepatitis.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is parenchymatous liver disease? How common is this?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Most of them: The hepatitis family, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, and most drug allergy all hit the liver parenchyma. Gallstones, tumors, and a few others are non-parenchymatous. Hope this helps.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What could cause me to die from liver disease?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Easy: By drinking alcohol all the time, poor nutrition, sustenance (drugs ) abuse . Getting hepatitis by syringe sharing, staying next to toxic dumps will get liver diseases and certain parasite infections. . If avoids all these chance of getting liver disease is slim.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What's parenchymatous liver disease?

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Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 34 years experience
Liver Disease: The cells of the liver are called the parenchymal cells and make up the bulk of the liver. Therefore, this means that you have disease of the liver cells. Other cells in the liver include the bile duct cells (cholangiocytes), white blood cells (Kupffer cells), and storage cells (stellate cells).
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Sure, but...: Liver disease comes in many varieties and manifestations: cholestasis (either intrahepatic or extrahepatic) with jaundice; infiltrative (like fatty liver, amyloidosis); fibrotic (trending toward cirrhosis); congestive (blood backs up into the liver); ischemic; shock injury; toxic (either metabolic or drug-related); hepatitis (infectious or otherwise, the liver cells are sick); familial; cancer...

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