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What are the two classifiactions of liver disease?

Acute or chronic

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What is the duration of acute liver disease?

Less than 6 months duration

3

How does acute liver disease often resolve?

Often resolves spontaneously and is self-limiting

4

What is seed to happen to the liver function during acute disease?

Rapid decline in liver function

5

Symptomatic or asymptomatic?

Can be both

6

What is acute liver disease associated with?

100% association with encephalopathy (brain disease, damage or malfunction) and coagulopathy (bleeding disorder)

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What is acute liver disease not associated with?

Jaundice disease.

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What can acute liver disease result in?

Acute liver failure

9

What is the time scale of Chronic Liver disease?

Duration of over 6 months

10

Sympotmatic or asympomatic?

Mostly symptomatic

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What are the results of chronic liver disease?

Permanent structural change, loss of normal liver architecture and cirrhosis

12

What is liver cirrhosis

Fibrous scars, with the liver divided into nodules. Can eventually lead to liver failure and can be fatal.

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What is chronic liver disease secondary to?

Long standing cell damage