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Cirrosis - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Cirrosis hepática; Enfermedad hepática crónica criptógena

Definición:

Es la cicatrización y el funcionamiento deficiente del hígado: la fase final de la enfermedad hepática crónica.

Causas:

La cirrosis es el resultado final del daño crónico al hígado causado por hepatopatías crónicas. Las causas comunes de la enfermedad hepática crónica en los Estados Unidos abarcan:

Otras causas de cirrosis pueden ser:

  • Reviewed last on: 12/13/2010
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Garcia-Tsao G, Lim JK; Members of Veterans Affairs Hepatitis C Resource Center Program. Management and treatment of patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension: recommendations from the Department of Veterans Affairs Hepatitis C Resource Center Program and the National Hepatitis C Program. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009;104:1802-1829.

Schuppan D, Afdhal NH. Liver cirrhosis. Lancet. 2008;371:838-851.

Mehta G, Rothstein KD. Health maintenance issues in cirrhosis. Med Clin North Am. 2009;93:901-915.

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