What is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the US?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Alcoholic liver disease once was considered to be the predominant source of cirrhosis in the United States, but hepatitis C has emerged as the nation's leading cause of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.


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