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    Evaluation of Patients With Abnormal Liver Test Results

    The prevalence of abnormal liver test results in the general population is estimated to be between 10% and 20%. The terms liver tests or liver chemistries are recommended to describe more accurately the tests used to assess liver health, instead of the term liver function...

    Hepatitis C

    Approximately 4.1 million individuals in the United States have a history of hepatitis C virus (HCV) exposure, including 2.5 million with chronic infection. Screening guidelines recommend one-time, routine, opt out HCV screening for all individuals 18 years or older. Risk...

    Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes a spectrum of fatty infiltration, inflammation, and fibrosis of the liver caused by metabolic factors. It is projected to become the leading cause of cirrhosis and need for liver transplantation in the United States....


    Cirrhosis is pathologic scarring of liver tissue that leads to impaired liver function. It can result from any etiology of chronic liver inflammation and causes significant disease burden. Cirrhosis potentially is reversible through management of the cause, such as...



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