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Liver Update: Liver physiology and liver diseases in the elderly.

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The liver undergoes numerous changes with ageing that influences the clinical characteristics and outcomes in patients with liver diseases. Both liver volume and blood flow are known to decrease significantly with age. These changes along with decreased cytochrome P450 activity affects drug metabolism, thus increasing susceptibility to drug-induced liver injury. Some of the changes in the clinical characteristics are described below-Viral hepatitis like Hepatitis A is associated with higher...
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