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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Enlarged Liver (Definition)

Hepatomegaly, otherwise known as an enlarged liver, is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as CT scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more


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I am not sure about the cause of hepatomegaly in dengue fever, I would like you describe more, please! thank too much?

I am not sure about the cause of hepatomegaly  in dengue fever, I would like you describe more, please! thank too much?

Hepatomegaly: Hepatic dysfunction is a well recognized feature of dengue infections, often demonstrated by hepatomegaly and mild-to-moderate increases in transaminase levels although jaundice and acute liver failure are generally uncommon. Debate continues as to whether dengue associated hepatic dysfunction indicates a direct viral effect, arises secondary to an aggressive host immune response to the virus, or reflects a complex interaction of these two mechanisms. ...Read more

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What are the causes hepatomegaly in constrictive pericarditis?

What are the causes hepatomegaly in constrictive pericarditis?

Venous Pressure: There is increased venous pressure because the venous return is impaired. ...Read more

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How can chronic myelogenous leukemia cause hepatomegaly?

How can chronic myelogenous leukemia cause hepatomegaly?

Infiltration: The speen does enlarge in this disease. The causes include direct inflitration. Another is production of other blood elements (extramedullary hematopoesis) in the speen in response to either replacement of the marrow with CML or scar. The scarring is called myelofibrosis. ...Read more

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Is it true that hepatomegaly cause death?

Is it true that hepatomegaly cause death?

What's the cause?: A big liver is a feature of a huge number of different diseases, each capable of killing. Most familiar is the big liver of alcohol abuse, especially after a bender. Treatable causes of livers enlargement due to primary disease include the hepatitis family, drug allergy, wilson's, hemochromatosis, lack of exercise, and a few others. Find the cause and address it -- and good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

What could cause a slightly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) with normal liver values?

A radiology finding: Usually something noted or commented upon by a radiologist on ultrasound or ct scan. An enlarged liver with excess fatty cells can be from obesity, poor diabetes management, or other medical or medication induced liver changes. May be an incidental and clinically insignificant finding. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hepatomegaly is a cause of fear?

Hepatomegaly: Means enlargement of liver. Its significance depends on severity and how liver function is affected. You must get to bottom of this, because it can mean something serious. Go see a liver specialist if your liver is truly enlarged and your liver function tests are abnormal. ...Read more

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What liver problem could cause fevers that occurred just at night with mild elevated ALT (76). Fevers stop but ALT remains elev w/ mild hepatomegaly.

What liver problem could cause fevers that occurred just at night with mild elevated ALT (76). Fevers stop but ALT remains elev w/ mild hepatomegaly.

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic but could be caused by viral hepatitis,infectious mononucleosis, lymphoma,alcoholic hepatitis,primary or metastatic liver malignancy,etc. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist would be best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mildly elevated ALT, mild hepatomegaly, and elevated iron saturation. Cause?

Further testing: Further studies needed. This may include an abdominal ultrasound along with blood work. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Liver Enlargement (Definition)

Liver enlargement is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as cat scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more