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A 51-year-old male asked:

what is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Liver Disease: I think you may be mixing up your words and diagnoses. The last stage of cirrhosis is death. That is why everything possible is done before one get's to this last stage. Now, what were you really asking?

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