Liver disease during adolescence

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At a time in life when body image is of primary importance, the occurrence of chronic liver disease causing ascites or an obstructive lesion leading to jaundice can be psychologically and socially detrimental to the adolescent. In those in whom the disease had its onset in childhood, the frequent occurrence of delayed puberty further complicates their teenage adjustment. Conversely, the adolescent diagnosed as having chronic persistent hepatitis on the basis of finding an elevated serum transaminase and who is clinically healthy often has difficulty in accepting a regimen of regular visits to the physician, repeated venipunctures and possibly liver biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)945-952
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1973

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Liver Diseases
Delayed Puberty
Social Adjustment
Phlebotomy
Body Image
Chronic Hepatitis
Transaminases
Jaundice
Ascites
Chronic Disease
Physicians
Biopsy
Liver
Serum

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Liver disease during adolescence. / Litt, I. F.; Schonberg, S. Kenneth; Cohen, Michael I.

In: Pediatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1973, p. 945-952.

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