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Other liver diseases

Some genetic disorders cause the liver to build up toxic substances. These include:

  • Hemochromatosis (too much iron)
  • Wilson's disease (too much copper)

Other less common liver diseases include:

  • Autoimmune hepatitis (the body attacks its own liver cells)
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (the liver's large bile ducts become blocked, leading to infection, jaundice, and eventual cirrhosis)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (liver's small bile ducts become inflamed and bile backs up, leading to itchy skin, jaundice, and eventual cirrhosis)