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What happens in toxic liver disease?

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Sometimes, as your liver does its job to process your blood, toxins form. They can inflame and damage your liver.

Toxic liver disease may be mild or severe. If it goes on for a while, it could cause permanent liver scarring or cirrhosis. This can lead to liver failure or even death. In some severe cases, as with acetaminophen, even short-term use can be enough to cause liver failure.

SOURCES:

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Liver Damage (Hepatotoxicity).”

MayoClinic.org: “Toxic Hepatitis.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services AIDS Info: “HIV and Hepatotoxicity.”

Canadian Liver Foundation: “Toxic Hepatitis.”

University of California San Francisco Health: “Toxic Hepatitis,” “Toxic Hepatitis Diagnosis.”

International Journal of Molecular Sciences : “Hepatotoxicity by Drugs: The Most Common Implicated Agents.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 18, 2018

SOURCES:

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Liver Damage (Hepatotoxicity).”

MayoClinic.org: “Toxic Hepatitis.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services AIDS Info: “HIV and Hepatotoxicity.”

Canadian Liver Foundation: “Toxic Hepatitis.”

University of California San Francisco Health: “Toxic Hepatitis,” “Toxic Hepatitis Diagnosis.”

International Journal of Molecular Sciences : “Hepatotoxicity by Drugs: The Most Common Implicated Agents.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 18, 2018

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