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What are the causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Etoh, hepatitis, etc

Alcohol and hepatitis c are the most common causes of cirrhosis in the us.
Worldwide, hepatitis b is #1 etiology. Other causes include toxins, heart failure, inflammatory autoimmune diseases, or unknown causes in about 30% of cases (idiopathic). Hepatocellular cancer (primary liver ca) can occur in long standing cirrhosis from any cause but more so in a background of hepatitis b or c infection.

In brief: Etoh, hepatitis, etc

Alcohol and hepatitis c are the most common causes of cirrhosis in the us.
Worldwide, hepatitis b is #1 etiology. Other causes include toxins, heart failure, inflammatory autoimmune diseases, or unknown causes in about 30% of cases (idiopathic). Hepatocellular cancer (primary liver ca) can occur in long standing cirrhosis from any cause but more so in a background of hepatitis b or c infection.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

The most common causes of liver cancer are cirrhosis and hepatitis b.
Cirrhosis can be caused by any type of hepatitis (alcoholic, infectious, autoimmune, iron storage diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver, e tc).

In brief: Multiple

The most common causes of liver cancer are cirrhosis and hepatitis b.
Cirrhosis can be caused by any type of hepatitis (alcoholic, infectious, autoimmune, iron storage diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver, e tc).
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: NASH

One common and growing cause of cirrhosis not metioned abobe is that caused by fatty liver disease / nash.
Likely the etiology of the majority of cases of idiopathic cirrhosis.

In brief: NASH

One common and growing cause of cirrhosis not metioned abobe is that caused by fatty liver disease / nash.
Likely the etiology of the majority of cases of idiopathic cirrhosis.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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