In general, there are several diseases caused by viruses that can attack the liver.
Hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver is the most common disease attacks the liver. There are several types of hepatitis, namely hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and autoimmune hepatitis caused by a gene that triggers the immune system attacks liver cells.
Almost all people with hepatitis A can be cured, and not develop into chronic. About 90 percent of people with hepatitis B will also be healed. While hepatitis C and steatohepatitis nonalkoholik often develop into chronic hepatitis.
The disease is caused by a genetic disorder that causes the intestine to absorb too much iron, so the levels are excessive. Excess iron is going into the bloodstream and accumulate in certain organs, especially the liver.
Cirrhosis is characterized by progressive liver damage and can not be repaired. Often caused by infection, hepatitis B and C chronic, excessive alcohol use, or autoimmune disease.
4. Liver cancer
Usually liver cancer originating from other parts of the body, then spread to the liver. Liver quite vulnerable to attack cancer cells.
5. Liver abscess
Abscess, fluid or pus that meets the cavity, sometimes formed in the liver due to bacterial or parasitic infections. If caused by bacteria usually immediately followed by fever and chills. While the abscess because the parasite develops more slowly. The disease is identified by CT scan or ultrasound of the liver.
6. Congenital disorders of the liver
There is some inherited liver disorder and is usually seen when childhood.