Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 13th, 2001
Liver cirrhosis, characterized by nodule formation in the liver, is caused by a number of factors, including viral hepatitis, exposure to alcohol and other liver toxins, chronic diseases such as diabetes, and even malnutrition. Liver damage is usually permanent, and liver transplantation may be the only viable treatment alternative.
Over a two-year period, researchers in Italy at the University of Padua followed 212 patients hospitalized...
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