CIRRHOSIS

 

Symptoms: Anorexia, weight loss, alcoholism, jaundice, vomiting blood, abdominal distension; confusion; disorientation.
Special signs: Peripheral edema (or none), ascites, spider angioma, hepatomegaly with nodular liver, palmar erythrema, parotid enlargement, lacrimal enlargement, splenomegaly, muscle wasting, gynecomastia, testicular atrophy; malnutrition.
Special investigations: Anaemia; hypersplenism; hyerbilirubinemia, hypercholesterolemia; biopsy shows diagnosis

SHORT DESCRIPTION:
This is a disease caused by reaction of the liver to destruction of its parenchyma with the replacement of this by fibrous tissue. By far the commonest cause of cirrhosis is alcohol but others include posthepatitic cirrhosis; biliary, cardiac and metabolic cirrhosis.

 

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