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The liver in systemic disease

J. Neuberger

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.152209_update_001

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The liver in systemic disease

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The liver is affected in many systemic diseases, with important examples being:

Cardiovascular diseases—raised venous pressure, e.g. cardiac failure, constrictive pericarditis, can lead to hepatic congestion, which sometimes causes nausea, vomiting, and right upper quadrant pain. Hepatomegaly is frequent in moderately severe heart failure. Cardiac cirrhosis is a rare complication....

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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