Cirrhosis is a chronic disease in which the cells of the liver are damaged and replaced by scar tissue.

This reduces the liver's ability to process hormones, nutrients, medications and to filter toxins, leading to potentially serious complications.

Causes include long-term alcoholism, liver infections like hepatitis, liver injury, reactions to medications, and exposure to toxic substances.

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Canadian Liver Foundation: Cirrhosis of the Liver
Overview of this condition includes definition, causes in adults and infants, early and advanced symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
Cirrhosis of the Liver
From the NIDDK, explains the symptoms, causes, treatments, and effects of cirrhosis.
eMedicine Health: Cirrhosis
Information on the causes, symptoms, complications, and treatment of this disease. Includes exams, tests, and follow-up.
MedicineNet: Cirrhosis of the Liver
Discusses the causes, signs, and symptoms of this condition. Includes complications, diagnosis, and treatment information.
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