Nursing Dose of the day: Medical-surgical

Types of Cirrhosis;

• Alcoholic cirrhosis, in which the scar tissue characteristically surrounds the portal areas. Often due to  chronic alcoholism, it is the most common type of cirrhosis.

• Postnecrotic cirrhosis, there are broad bands of scar tissue. This is a late result of a previous episode of acute viral hepatitis.

• Biliary cirrhosis, where scars develop in the liver around the bile ducts. This is the least common type of cirrhosis. It is secondary to chronic biliary obstruction & infection.

 

 

 

 

 

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