What is the liver fibrosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Many forms of liver injury are marked by fibrosis, which is defined as an excess deposition of the components of the extracellular matrix (ie, collagens, glycoproteins, proteoglycans) in the liver. This response to liver injury potentially is reversible. By contrast, in most patients, cirrhosis is not a reversible process.


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