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What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

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Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Scarred Liver

Liver damage and scarring of the liver from a variety of causes results in what is called cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, inheritedliver disease are some examples of causes of cirrhosis.

In brief: Scarred Liver

Liver damage and scarring of the liver from a variety of causes results in what is called cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, inheritedliver disease are some examples of causes of cirrhosis.
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Liver scarring

Cirrhosis is when a liver has been suffering from inflammation (aka hepatitis) for such a long time that it has largely been changed into scar tissue.
Cirrhosis is a complicated and dangerous condition which can lead to confusion, bleeding, jaundice, and may need a liver transplant to correct. Definitely contact a liver specialist or gastroenterologist if you have this condition.

In brief: Liver scarring

Cirrhosis is when a liver has been suffering from inflammation (aka hepatitis) for such a long time that it has largely been changed into scar tissue.
Cirrhosis is a complicated and dangerous condition which can lead to confusion, bleeding, jaundice, and may need a liver transplant to correct. Definitely contact a liver specialist or gastroenterologist if you have this condition.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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