Cancer of the Liver

One of the complications of cirrhosis is liver cancer, which is usually two types. Hepatocellular carcinoma is a type of cancer that affects the liver cells. The other type is cholangiolar carcinoma, which affects the bile ducts.

Liver Failure

Liver failure is a serious, but uncommon, complication of hepatitis. Doctors use different terms to describe variations of liver failure, such as fulminant liver failure, fulminant hepatic failure or acute liver failure. Basically, the liver no longer functions and this leads to the body shutting down, and eventually, death. There are many specific causes of liver failure, but in general, failure results when the liver is so damaged that it is unable to keep up with the body’s needs.


Glomerulonephritis is a complicated disorder of the kidneys caused by inflammation and is seen in chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections.

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