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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
Current as of:
March 28, 2018
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. Thomas London, MD - Internal Medicine, Hepatology