Chapter 30. Liver Diseases in the Elderly

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Réme Mountfield and
  2. Alan J. Wigg

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch30

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Mountfield, R. and Wigg, A. J. (2009) Liver Diseases in the Elderly, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • liver diseases in elderly;
  • drug induced liver disease;
  • alcoholic liver disease;
  • non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH);
  • chronic Hepatitis C - increasing in older people;
  • current antiviral therapy for HCV - combination pegylated interferon injection;
  • chronic Hepatitis B - major worldwide global health problem;
  • liver transplantation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physiological changes associated with ageing

  • Drug induced liver disease

  • Cirrhosis

  • Alcoholic liver disease

  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

  • Hepatitis C

  • Hepatitis B

  • Liver transplantation

  • References