Liver disease in the adolescent

Alisha M. Mavis, Estella M. Alonso*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article discusses common liver diseases in the adolescent. Briefly reviewed is the evaluation of the adolescent with new-onset liver enzyme elevation. Then the article discusses common liver diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, metabolic disease, biliary atresia, cystic fibrosis, and inherited disorders of cholestasis. Finally, a management approach to the adolescent with liver disease is outlined, noting the challenges that must be addressed to effectively care for not only liver disease in the adolescent but also the patient as a whole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-185
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in liver disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • Adolescent
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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