Chapter

The endocrinology of liver disease

Alessandro Antonelli, Clodoveo Ferri and Poupak Fallahi

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.0169

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The endocrinology of liver disease

Show Summary Details

Preview

The liver plays a significant role in glucose, lipid, insulin, glucagon, thyroid, and steroid hormone metabolism, and in energy homeostasis. Therefore, it is unsurprising that liver diseases are associated with a wide spectrum of endocrinological disorders.

The most frequent causes of liver disorders in the general adult population of the USA are non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, excessive alcohol intake, haemochromatosis, and hepatitis B (1).

Chapter.  7598 words. 

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.