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Is there a difference between liver failure and dysfunction?
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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