Hepatosplenomegaly
   
Hepatosplenomegaly

Liver and spleen enlargement (hepatosplenomegaly) can occur as the result of an inherited disorder in which the liver cannot process glucocerebroside. The buildup of this substance in body tissues can cause severe damage to the central nervous system in infants.


Review Date: 11/12/2012
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
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