liver cirrhosis

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Max, German internist, 1873-1936.
Mosse polycythemia - Synonym(s): Mosse syndrome
Mosse syndrome - cirrhosis of the liver with polycythemia vera. Synonym(s): liver cirrhosis; Mosse polycythemia

liver cirrhosis

n a degenerative disease of the liver in which hepatic tissue is replaced with connective tissue, commonly a result of chronic alcoholism. See jaundice.
liver failure,
n a condition in which the liver fails to fulfill its function or is unable to meet the demand made on it. It may occur as a result of trauma, neoplastic invasion, prolonged biliary obstruction, viral infections (hepatitis C), or chronic alcoholism.

Patient discussion about liver cirrhosis

Q. What is Liver Cirrhosis? I read that alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis. What does cirrhosis mean?

A. The word "cirrhosis" is a neologism that derives from Greek kirrhos, meaning "orange-yellow". In this condition, the liver appears yellow in pathology from all the tissue changes and damage caused to it. Cirrhosis has many possible causes. Sometimes more than one cause is present in the same patient. In the Western World, chronic alcoholism and hepatitis C are the most common causes. The sick liver gradually loses its function, therefore leading to end stage liver disease that ultimately requires liver transplant.

Q. What are the risks of cirrhosis of liver? My dad has cirrhosis and I would like to know what are the risks and how does it get treated.

A. Death!

Q. Is alcoholism very much related to cirrhosis? I have heard that people who drink a lot get cirrhosis….is alcoholism very much related to cirrhosis?

A. HELLO ROHAN,YES alcoholism is related to CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER.liver cancer developes in about one in five sufferers of cirrhosis.HIGH alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancers of the mouth,tongue,pharynx(back of the throat),larynx(voice box),and esophagus,---liver disease caused by a high alcohol consumption include (fatty liver)-(alcoholic hepatitis)(cirrhosis)and liver cancer.ALCOHOLISM causes nervous system disorders,(confusion)(disturbance of speech)(weakness in the legs)(psychosis).the heart is affected by reducing pumping efficiency,usually combined with edema(fluid collection in the tissues.---mrfoot56

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Liver cirrhosis mortality rates in Britain from 1950 to 2002: an analysis of routine data.
Although liver cirrhosis can be triggered by viral infections such as hepatitis B or C, the chief culprit in developed countries is alcohol.
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These authors did suggest that liver cirrhosis, in addition to chronic alcoholism and prolonged steroid treatment, may have predisposed the patient to extension of the patient's right upper lobe aspergillus infection, leading to SEA.
The main autopsy findings were liver cirrhosis, end-stage kidney disease (membrano-proliferative glomerulonephritis on histologic analysis), cardiomegaly, generalized atherosclerosis, colonic polyps, and right pleurisy.
It can eventually progress on to damage liver tissue in a condition called liver cirrhosis and even cause liver cancer
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We hope that by analysing the genes in a large international group comprising thousands of drinkers we can detect the genetic risks that predispose some drinkers to get alcoholic liver cirrhosis.
He also had alcoholic liver cirrhosis and Hepatitis C.
Prior studies have shown that obesity is a frequent cause of chronic liver disease that can progress to cirrhosis, and one study estimated that 17 percent of liver cirrhosis is attributable to excess body weight.
According to a medical report by Dr Siham Al Sinani, Consultant, Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, at the SQU Hospital, Zeid has been diagnosed with Tyrosinemia type I with liver cirrhosis and improved renal fanconi syndrome with rickets.
More recently, several clinical glycomics technologies have been proposed for diagnosing liver cirrhosis and HCC (14-16).