Human genes for liver cirrhosis
Liver cirrhosis [DOID:5082]
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: liver cirrhosis, DOID:5082, Cirrhosis, Cirrhosis of liver (disorder), Cirrhosis of liver NOS ...