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Is there a difference between liver failure and dysfunction?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Yes: Failure is the end stage of liver illness. Patient tend to have bleeding, ascites (large belly), confusion, prone to infections. Dysfunction refers to alterations on liver level. The focus is to treat the condition (ie, alcoholism, hepatitis a-b-c, drug toxicity, gallstones, etc). Dysfuntion many time is reversible depending on the cause.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Degrees : They vary by the degree of inadequacy of performance.

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