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What are other causes of cirrhosis?

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A frequent cause of cirrhosis is viral hepatitis, a general term meaning inflammation of the liver because of a viral infection. Of the various forms of this disease, only two, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, are likely to cause chronic infection which can lead to scarring and cirrhosis. .

From: Cirrhosis and Your Liver WebMD Medical Reference

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American Liver Foundation. 

Life Extension Foundation. 

CDC. 

National Center for Health Statistics.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Liver Foundation. 

Life Extension Foundation. 

CDC. 

National Center for Health Statistics.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2019

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