Cirrhosis of the Liver

Cirrhosis of the Liver

Picture comparing normal liver to liver with cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when scarring, called fibrosis, damages the liver. The scarring replaces healthy tissue and prevents the liver from working normally.

The most common causes of cirrhosis are alcoholism and some types of hepatitis.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine W. Thomas London, MD - Internal Medicine, Hepatology

Current as ofMarch 28, 2018

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