Terms in this set (8)
The final and irreversible form of alcoholic liver disease that presents with a micronodular, irregularly shrunken liver with a "hobnail" appearance.
Causes edema in cirrhosis
Deficiency of albumin
Two types of viral hepatitis that are well known for leading to the development of cirrhosis
Hepatitis B and C
The most common cause of portal hypertension?
Cirrhosis of the liver
The degree of liver damage positively correlates with an increase in what blood test?
The degree of liver damage positively correlates with the increase in prothrombin time
Transfusion therapy given in patients with cirrhosis due to decreased production of coagulation factors.
Fresh frozen plasma
Liver cirrhosis can develop into (neoplasm) hepatocellular carcinoma.
Liver cirrhosis can develop into hepatocellular carcinoma
Hepatic encephalopathy can be triggered by spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, which is thought to be caused by what?
Translocation of bacteria through the gut wall
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