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Cirrhosis of the liver is a serious condition in which scar tissue replaces the liver's healthy tissue. The damage caused by cirrhosis is permanent and cannot be reversed, and a liver transplant may be needed. In the UK, the most common causes of cirrhosis are excessive alcohol consumption and hepatitis C infection. Every year, more than 4,000 people in the UK die from cirrhosis. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cirrhosis of the liver develops and its causes, symptoms, treatment and much more.

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