Liver Disorders

Liver Disorders - LiverDisorders...

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Liver Disorders Complex organ with many functions Primary organ of glucose metabolism Albumin, globulin, fibrinogen, clotting factors,  amino acids Bile pigment/acid metabolism Drug/hormone  metabolism Due to complexity, signs of disease can be  variable, many Most specific—icterus, ascites, abnormal liver size
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Others: depression, anorexia, vomiting,  diarrhea, weight loss, fever, polydipsia,  polyuria, abdominal pain, neurologic  signs,coma, change in color of urine and/or  stool, hemorrhage, pruritis Diagnosis of liver disease CBC—often normal.Low PCV may indicate  hemolyis as cause of jaundice 
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Chemistry—many components provide info on  liver function, injury Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)   Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)   Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)   Glutamyltransferase (GGT)   Total Bilirubin   Albumin   Cholesterol   Triglycerides   Glucose   BUN
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Liver function tests BSP excretion 
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