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The liver in systemic disease 

The liver in systemic disease
The liver in systemic disease

J. Neuberger



Chapter reviewed in July 2012—minor updates made, in particular relating to liver involvement in leukaemias, myelofibrosis, and myelodysplasia.

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date: 19 September 2021

The liver is affected in many systemic diseases, with important examples being:

Cardiovascular diseases—raised venous pressure, e.g. cardiac failure, constrictive pericarditis, can lead to hepatic congestion, which sometimes causes nausea, vomiting, and right upper quadrant pain. Hepatomegaly is frequent in moderately severe heart failure. Cardiac cirrhosis is a rare complication....

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