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How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

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Dr. Thomas Frazier
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Most aren't!

There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.
K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications.

In brief: Most aren't!

There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.
K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications.
Dr. Thomas Frazier
Dr. Thomas Frazier
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is end result of scarring.
It can happen due to other disease processes that can cause scarring including autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, nash and others.

In brief: Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is end result of scarring.
It can happen due to other disease processes that can cause scarring including autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, nash and others.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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