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2. Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is the medical term for permanent scarring of the liver. Without treatment, cirrhosis causes the liver to fail, which is a life-threatening condition. An important thing to realize is that many conditions can cause cirrhosis, including hepatitis, alcohol-related liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and certain metabolic diseases. Hepatic encephalopathy is the most significant complication of cirrhosis and usually appears when the damage is advanced.

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