Wilson s disease is associated with the development of liver cirrhosis.
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Wilson s disease is a genetic condition that causes abnormal deposition of copper. This deposition accumulates in the liver cells and it leads to damage and derangement of its ability to function ultimately causing liver cirrhosis.
A foul smell is emitted from the mouth when the patient is suffering from liver cirrhosis.
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A sweet odor is experienced during advanced stages of cirrhosis of the liver when hepatic encephalopathy (a complication of cirrhosis of the liver) occurs. This condition is known as fetor hepaticus. This occurs due to accumulation of ammonia and mercaptans in the blood.
What is the most common acquired cause of liver cirrhosis?
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Regular intake of alcohol for over 15 to 20 years cause damage to the liver cells which in turn reduces the ability of the liver to work. This leads to the condition cirrhosis of the liver.
Which virus is most commonly associated with liver cirrhosis?
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Liver cirrhosis is very commonly associated with Hepatitis B virus. This can also lead to liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). People who suffer chronically from hepatitis B are at a higher risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver.
Cirrhosis of liver does not occur if the patient is suffering from a heart disease. True or False? Find out by taking the following quiz.
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Cirrhosis of the liver can happen in people suffering from heart diseases. It is commonly seen in those who suffer from right heart failure as there is congestion in the veins that can lead to an increase in the workload of the liver, which can lead to cirrhosis in the long run. This condition is also known in cardiac cirrhosis and is mostly seen in aged patients, who suffer from congestive cardiac failure.