Liver Disorders

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK Has information leaflets on some liver disorders, and a directory of patient support and self help groups. Below are links to other UK sites that provide information on various liver related conditions.

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British Liver Trust

Produce a number of leaflets and factsheets. Titles include:

Alcohol and liver disease, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, Hepatitis E, Autoimmune hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Obstetric cholestasis, Primary biliary cirrhosis, Diet and liver disease, Fatty liver, Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), Gallstones, Gilbert's syndrome, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, Portal hypertension and bleeding oesophageal varices, A guide to liver function tests, A guide to liver ultrasound, A guide to liver biopsy, Budd-Chiari syndrome.

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Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Produce a number of leaflets and fact sheets. Titles include:

A Guide to the Liver, Alagille Syndrome, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Auto-immune Liver Disease, Biliary Atresia, Choledochal Cyst, Cystic fibrosis and liver disease, Gilbert's Disease, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatoblastoma, Wilson's Disease.

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Foundation

A charity offering support and information to PBC sufferers their friends and families.

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Haemochromatosis Society

Information and support for people with haemochromatosis.

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AutoImmune Hepatitis Support

AutoI mmune Hepatitis explained in plain English. One of the most popular sites for AIH info. Supported and recommended by AIH Specialists.

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Extracorporeal albumin dialysis for acute liver failure

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Neo Natal Jaundice

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Neonatal jaundice overview

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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LIVErNORTH

Regional Liver Patient Support Group based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Support Group

Was formed in 1994, and has become a national group with a mailing list of nearly 300.

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Medicine Guide for Liver Disease

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Medicine Guide Hepatic Coma

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project. Includes detailed information about medicines used to treat hepatic coma.

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Jaundice

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Jaundice, newborn

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Liver disease (alcoholic)

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

See also the Patient UK cancer page for information / support for liver cancer and the transplant page.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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