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Cirrhosis : an essential guide for the newly diagnosed

Author: James L Dickerson
Publisher: New York : Marlow & Company, [2006] ©2006
Series: First year series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Millions of Americans live with cirrhosis of the liver, a degenerative, complex, and often misunderstood condition in which liver cells become damaged and replaced by scar tissue. Although sometimes caused by excessive alcohol consumption, it usually arises from other causes, including hepatitis or complications from prescription drugs. Medical knowledge reveals that, for many, cirrhosis is treatable, even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Dickerson
ISBN: 1569242836 9781569242834
OCLC Number: 75277244
Description: xxix, 258 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: First year series.
Responsibility: James L. Dickerson.

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Millions of Americans live with cirrhosis of the liver, a degenerative, complex, and often misunderstood condition in which liver cells become damaged and replaced by scar tissue. Although sometimes caused by excessive alcohol consumption, it usually arises from other causes, including hepatitis or complications from prescription drugs. Medical knowledge reveals that, for many, cirrhosis is treatable, even reversible. ... Now, as a "patient-expert," Dickerson explains how to take an active role in your treatment with The First Year--Cirrhosis.--Publisher's description.

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