Polycystic liver disease is an
This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
Bloating[ more ]
|Polycystic liver disease||0006557|
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Multiple renal cysts||
Multiple kidney cysts
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Abnormality of the pancreas||0001732|
Wider than typical opening or gap
|Elevated alkaline phosphatase||
Greatly elevated alkaline phosphatase
High serum alkaline phosphatase
Increased alkaline phosphatase
Increased serum alkaline phosphatase[ more ]
|Feeding difficulties in infancy||0008872|
Acid reflux disease
Heartburn[ more ]
|Increased total bilirubin||
High bili total
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of the cardiovascular system||
|Abnormality of the nervous system||
Neurological abnormality[ more ]
Symptoms begin in adulthood
Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnoses include multiple liver cysts, found in association with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD; see this term), but PCLD is genetically distinct from ADPKD with liver cysts. Simple liver cysts are also a differential diagnosis. Caroli disease (see this term), characterized by cysts communicating with the biliary tract, is differentiated by using imaging with contrast agents specifically excreted into the bile.
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