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Idiopathic liver cirrhosis

Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Introduction

Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is defined histologically as a diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules. The progression of liver injury to cirrhosis may occur over weeks to years. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Idiopathic liver cirrhosis is available below.

Symptoms of Idiopathic liver cirrhosis

Treatments for Idiopathic liver cirrhosis

  • Follow-up endoscopy is performed in 2 years if varices are not present. If varices are present, treatment is initiated with a nonselective beta-blocker (eg, propranolol, nadolol), aiming for a 25% reduction in heart rate
  • Screening of patients to rule out the interval development of HCC
  • Liver transplantation
  • Treatment of cirrhosis is aimed at management of complications, as well as management of chronic poor health related to liver dysfunction. Treatments include:
    • Treatment of any identifiable disease process - eg Wilson's disease, hemochromatosis, hepatitis
  • more treatments...»

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Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Complications

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Causes of Idiopathic liver cirrhosis

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Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Idiopathic liver cirrhosis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption...read more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The reasons are multifactorial....read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known...read more »

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