n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Liver disease in South Africa : guest editorial

Volume 23, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Liver disease, although common, is frequently clinically silent, with patients often only being picked up on routine screening for insurance purposes or when donating blood, or if they present unexpectedly with complications of cirrhosis. Viral hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease are well-known causes of liver dysfunction. Other important causes such as drug-induced hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and auto-immune liver disease as well as metabolic liver diseases such as haemochromatosis and Wilson's disease need to be considered in the differential diagnosis of the patient presenting with hepatocellular disease. In patients presenting with a cholestatic picture, it is important to ..

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