Liver disorders

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Liver disease can be a genetic (inherited) condition or caused by various factors that can damage the liver, such as viral infections or abuse of alcohol. Obesity is also closely associated with liver damage. As time passes, liver damage can result in cirrhosis (scarring), which can cause liver failure and is a potentially life-threatening condition.
ICD codes for this diseases: K71, K72, K75, K76

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Liver disorders cases in Germany

12.394 cases in the year 2018
12.525 cases in the year 2022 ( Prognosis )

The predicted increase in case numbers is based on population growth data from the Federal and State Statistical Offices. The calculation is made for each age group, so that demographic effects are taken into account. The case numbers are based on a network of different sources available to the public. By means of data analysis procedures, these figures are processed and made available to our users.

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