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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
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
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