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Were you looking for information about Cirrhosis? Cirhossis is a common misspelling of cirrhosis.
Cirrhosis is a condition characterized by large areas of scar tissue on the liver -- which replace normal, healthy tissue. This scar tissue blocks the flow of blood through the liver and prevents it from working correctly. This causes the liver to shrink and harden. Cirrhosis of the liver is the 12th leading cause of death by disease, killing approximately 26,000 people per year. How the disease is treated depends on the cause of the cirrhosis and the types of other problems a person is experiencing. Unfortunately, the scarring is permanent; but treatment can stop or slow down further progression and reduce complications.
(To read the entire eMedTV article on this topic, click Cirrhosis. This article describes how the disease progresses, possible causes and symptoms, tests used to diagnose cirrhosis, and more.)
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