Progressive process of inflammation, cellular injury and necrosis, diffuse fibrosis, and formation of regenerative nodules
Loss of lobular and vascular architecture
Irreversible in adv...
May be silent
Insidious onset with nonspecific findings:
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal collateral circulation...
Naloxone, dextrose (or Accu-Chekk), and thiamine for altered mental status
Reverse hypotension with IV fluids to prevent acute ischemic hepatic injury.
Acute decompensation or complicating conditions
1st presentation with clinically evident cirrhosis, unless close outpatient workup is possible
Advanced grades HE, ...
Prognosis is highly variable.
Patients present with a wide variety of signs and symptoms related to end-stage liver disease.
New cases need full workup and GI consultation for manage...
Feldman M. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders; 2010.
Goldberg E. Diagnostic Approach to the Patient with Cirrhosi...
571.2 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver
571.5 Cirrhosis of liver without mention of alcohol
571.6 Biliary cirrhosis
K70.30 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver without ascites
K74.5 Biliary cirrhosis, u...
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