Although symptoms of liver disease vary, certain presentations are common, including swelling of the abdomen and legs, easy bruising, changes in the urine and stool, and jaundice. From 2000 to 2015, death rates for chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in the United States increased 31%. Worldwide, liver disease accounts for approximately 2 million deaths per year.
Non–cancer-related liver disease is caused by various factors. More than 177 million individuals worldwide have hepatitis C virus (HCV), making it one of the leading causes of liver-related morbidity and mortality. Ingestion of drugs and alcohol can also cause significant liver damage, resulting in fatty liver disease and cirrhosis.
Are you familiar with key aspects of common noncancerous causes of liver disease, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
Medscape © 2019 WebMD, LLC
Any views expressed above are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of WebMD or Medscape.
Cite this: B.S. Anand. Fast Five Quiz: Liver Disease - Medscape - Aug 16, 2019.