Cirrosis del hígado

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Cirrosis del hígado

La cirrosis hepática es una enfermedad crónica del hígado que causa daño al tejido hepático, cicatrices en el hígado (fibrosis, regeneración nodular), disminución progresiva de la función hepática, líquido excesivo en el abdomen (ascitis) trastornos de coagulación (coagulopatía), aumento de la presión en los vasos sanguíneos (hipertensión portal) y trastornos de la función cerebral (encefalopatía hepática). La causa principal de la cirrosis es el consumo excesivo de alcohol.

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