Evaluation of Liver Disease

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General Principles

  • Liver disease presents as a spectrum of clinical conditions that ranges from asymptomatic disease to end-stage liver disease (ESLD).
  • A comprehensive investigation combining thorough history and physical examination with diagnostic tests, liver histology, and imaging can often establish a precise diagnosis.

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General Principles

  • Liver disease presents as a spectrum of clinical conditions that ranges from asymptomatic disease to end-stage liver disease (ESLD).
  • A comprehensive investigation combining thorough history and physical examination with diagnostic tests, liver histology, and imaging can often establish a precise diagnosis.

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