DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for esophageal varix

Esophageal varix [DOID:112]

Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue and regenerative nodules (lumps that occur as a result of a process in which damaged tissue is regenerated), leading to loss of liver function. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcoholism, hepatitis B and C, and fatty liver disease, but has many other possible causes. Some cases are idiopathic, i.e., of unknown cause.

Synonyms:  esophageal varix,  DOID:112,  Bleeding esophageal varices,  Bleeding esophageal varices (disorder),  Bleeding oesophageal varices ...