Patients with liver or related disorders can exhibit a wide range of symptoms. Some of the common ones include – yellowing of skin & eyes, abdominal distension, weight loss, loss of appetite, excessive fatigue, and others. A physical examination and understanding of the patient’s medical history offers the doctor the first insight into the patient’s liver related ailments.
The doctors will then prescribe a specific set of blood tests to determine an extent of liver cell failure. In most cases, there will be a need to further confirm the diagnosis with a liver biopsy to understand the complete extent of the disorder.
Paediatric liver diseases are genetically inherited and typically manifest themselves as soon as the child is born. These conditions require urgent and specialized care to ensure that the child receives appropriate treatment and can lead a normal healthy life. Some of the commonly evidenced paediatric liver ailments that require intensive care treatment and care include: