VIII28 Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a chronic hepatic disorder, anatomically characterized by diffuse liver fibrosis and nodule formation. These pathological changes produce the clinical features of portal hypertension and hepatocellular failure. Cirrhosis is the end product of progressive liver injury resulting from many diverse causes including toxins, drugs, viruses, and parasites. The clinical manifestations of cirrhosis vary according to the severity and duration of the underlying disease. In the West, cirrhosis is a major cause of disability and death among middle-aged alcoholic males. In the East and Africa, cirrhosis is predominantly an intermediate lesion in the evolution from chronic hepatitis B infection to primary hepatocellular carcinoma.

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