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Overview of Liver Disease

By

Danielle Tholey

, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Last full review/revision Feb 2021| Content last modified Feb 2021
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Liver disease can manifest in many different ways. Characteristic manifestations include

Sometimes the manifestations of liver disease are not obvious. For example, symptoms may include fatigue, a general feeling of illness, loss of appetite, and mild weight loss. However, people may not notice these symptoms, and these symptoms are also typical of many other diseases. Thus, liver disease can easily be overlooked, particularly in its early stages.

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View of the Liver and Gallbladder

View of the Liver and Gallbladder
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