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Forum Name: Renal Failure

Question: hepatic impairment

 frmtch - Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:47 am

what is hepatic impairment?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:01 pm

User avatar Hello,

liver impairment means an abnormal reduced l liver function. Disease (hepatitis) or traumatic injury (chemical, drugs, alcohol) which reduce the liver normal activities.

Laboratory studies help in the identification of the form of liver injury, the functional condition of the liver, and the likely specific causes of disease.

Clinical picture of impaired liver function include:
- increased bleeding tendency
- jaundice
By investigations results indicative of liver impairment include:
- increased levels of circulating hepatic enzymes
-increased billirubin
-decreased albumin

Hope this information is useful.
Best regards.


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