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Enfermedad hepática

Definición

El término "enfermedad hepática o hepatopatía" se aplica a muchas enfermedades y trastornos que provocan que el hígado funcione inadecuadamente o que deje de funcionar. El dolor abdominal, el color amarillo de la piel o los ojos (ictericia) o los resultados anormales de las pruebas de la función hepática sugieren que usted padece una hepatopatía.

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Referencias

Ergasa NV. Approach to the patient with liver disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 149.

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    Review Date: 8/14/2010

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