ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2013 Feb 22.

The conservative and interventional treatment of the complications of liver cirrhosis: Part 2 of a series on liver cirrhosis.

Sauerbruch T, Appenrodt B, Schmitz V, Spengler U

It is estimated that 1 million persons in Germany suffer from hepatic cirrhosis, which is the final stage of chronic inflammation of the liver. Cirrhosis has multiple causes, all of which lead to structural changes of the liver and to portal hypertension. The main complications of cirrhosis arise in turn: These include bleeding from collateral veins, ascites, hepatocellular carcinoma, encephalopathy, and infection leading to organ failure.

PMID: 23505400