Hepato-Nephrology and Pathology
Hepato-nephrology is the field that deals with how the liver disease is affecting the kidney function. Hepatorenal syndrome is the medical condition that occurs in patients suffering from severe liver failure, alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis. This results in rapid deterioration of kidney function with an infection and bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract or overuse of diuretics. Patient also shows other symptoms like jaundice, altered mental status, evidence of decreased nutrition, the presence of ascites and elevated pressures in the portal vein system.