Cirrhosis

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Cirrhosis is a result of disease of the human liver. It is marked by replacement of liver tissue with scar tissues and fibrosis, leading to a loss of function in the liver. Cirrhosis is caused mostly by alcoholism, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, although there are other causes. Ascites (retention of fluid in the abdomen) is the most common complication for cirrhosis.The patient's skin develops a yellowish hue of jaundice as the disease progresses. It is linked to poor qualities of life and poor outcomes. Cirrhosis is generally irreversible.