What are genetic/metabolic diseases of the liver?

Also known as: inherited metabolic disease of the liver.

Certain disorders that children are born with can make it difficult for the liver to process certain nutrients, such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates. This group of disorders is known as genetic/metabolic diseases of the liver. Some of the names of these disorders include but are not limited to Wilson’s disease, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency, GALD (Gestational Alloimmune Liver Disease), fatty acid oxidation defects, glycogen storage deficiencies, galactosemia, lipid storage diseases, tyrosinemia, urea cycle disorders, and peroxisomal disorders.

Reviewed by: John M. Peters, DO

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