cirrhosis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)

What is primary sclerosing cholangitis? Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an autoimmune disease that damages the bile ducts inside and outside the liver. The damage is caused by immune cells that attack the bile duct cells and prevent them from working normally. PSC is frequently associated with a condition called inflammatory bowel disease (particularly ulcerative …
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

What is hepatocellular carcinoma? Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a type of liver cancer and the most common type of liver cancer in adults. Hepatocellular carcinoma starts from specialized cells called hepatocytes in the liver. People with cirrhosis or long-standing hepatitis B or C infections are at high risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma. What are the …
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Cirrhosis

What is cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a type of medical liver disease caused¬†by scar formation in the liver. This type of scar tissue that develops in the liver is called fibrosis. Fibrosis is caused by damage that occurs in the liver over a long period of time. What are the symptoms of cirrhosis? People with cirrhosis …
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