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Life Threatening Causes

Life-threatening causes include conditions which may result in death or permanent disability within 24 hours if left untreated.

Common Causes

Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular Right heart failure
Chemical / poisoning No underlying causes
Dermatologic No underlying causes
Drug Side Effect Methotrexate, Nitrofurantoin
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine No underlying causes
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic Autoimmune hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis B , Hepatitis C, Hepatoma, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Portal hypertension, Primary biliary cirrhosis , Primary sclerosing cholangitis, Sarcoidosis, Wilson's disease
Genetic Gaucher disease, Hemochromatosis, Sarcoidosis, Wilson's disease, Zellweger syndrome
Hematologic No underlying causes
Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr virus (EBV), Hepatitis B , Hepatitis C
Musculoskeletal / Ortho No underlying causes
Neurologic Wilson's disease
Nutritional / Metabolic Gaucher disease, Hemochromatosis, Zellweger syndrome
Obstetric/Gynecologic No underlying causes
Oncologic Hepatoma
Opthalmologic Wilson's disease
Overdose / Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
Renal / Electrolyte No underlying causes
Rheum / Immune / Allergy Autoimmune hepatitis, Primary biliary cirrhosis , Primary sclerosing cholangitis, Sarcoidosis
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma No underlying causes
Urologic No underlying causes
Dental No underlying causes
Miscellaneous Alcoholic liver disease

Causes in Alphabetical Order