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glossary:cirrhosis [2007/08/18 21:11]
glossary:cirrhosis [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||An abnormal [[liver]] condition characterized by irreversible scarring of the liver. Alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C are among the many causes of cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can cause yellowing of the [[skin]] (jaundice), itching, and fatigue. Diagnosis of cirrhosis can be suggested by physical examination and [[blood]] tests, and can be confirmed by liver biopsy in some patients. Complications of cirrhosis include mental confusion, coma, fluid accumulation ([[glossary:ascites]]), internal bleeding, and [[kidney]] failure. Treatment of cirrhosis is designed to limit any further damage to the liver as well as complications. Liver transplantation is becoming an important option for patients with advanced cirrhosis. |
|+||Common Misspellings: cirrohsis, cirrosis, pyorsis, sirrosis |