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cause of hepatic fibrosis

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Fibrosis = scarring: Inflammation of the liver, as almost anywhere else in the body, often heals with scarring. Lose enough functioning liver cells to scarring & you get c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
HepaScore: If not liver biopsy, alpha2 macro globulin increase; a lipoprotein a1 decrease, ggt, bilirubin, hyaluronic enzyme immunoassay; sex and age factor in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
Liver injury, later: Not the hepatic fibrosis itself. Rather it is its complications like portal hypertension or eventually cirrhosis--gi bleed, ascites, fatigue, liver e ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
None: Fibrosis is scarring as a result of inflammation and tissue damage. Eventually the scarring isolates pockets of hepatocytes (liver cells) so that the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hepatic fibrosis =: There is excessive connective tissue in the liver.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
No Rx: Only treating the underlying cause will help the scarring which is another term for the fibrosis.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: thyroid problems do not cause cirrhosis. you may have an autoimmune hepatitis leading to cirrhosis, which could be associated with thyroid disease. T ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Recessive genes: A mutation is carried in the dna of both unaffected parents ; that matching or similar mutation is paired up at conception when the sperm ; egg form c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Recessive genes: A mutation is carried in the dna of both unaffected parents & that matching or similar mutation is paired up at conception when the sperm & egg form c ... Read More
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Dr. Ira Salafsky
55 years experience Clinical Genetics
Yes: The primary symptoms are pulmonary and digestive. Chronic lung disease and recurrent lung infections start early in life. Intestinal malapsortion bec ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Gene defect: Parents of one CF patient have an equal (25%)chance of producing another with every conception. Although there is a possibility that an unaffected chi ... Read More

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