Less Common Liver Conditions

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Some less common disorders of the liver include:

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

This is a rare inherited disorder that can cause cirrhosis of the liver.Learn more.

Autoimmune liver disorders

These disorders see an abnormal increase in immune cells that damage the liver cells.

These rare conditions include autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis (mostly women affected) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (more common in men). Learn more.

Galactosaemia

This is a rare inherited disorder  where the body’s reaction to particular milk sugars damages the liver and other organs.Learn more.

Haemochromatosis

This inherited disease makes the body absorb and store higher than normal amounts of iron damaging many organs including the liver, pancreas and heart.Learn more.

Wilson’s disease

Wilson’s disease occurs when the liver can’t excrete copper. Various organs of the body, including the liver and brain, are affected by the excessively high copper levels. Learn more.

Stigma & Discrimination

People who live with a liver condition such as hepatitis B or hepatitis C, have reported been discriminated against.

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