Liver cirrhosis (LC) is the outcome of all chronic liver diseases. Despite the fact that modern medicine has a large arsenal of possibilities, the incidence of cirrhosis and mortality from its complications remains high and continues to increase, sometimes, ahead of stomach cancer and colon cancer. In the USA it ranks 9th as a cause of mortality.
The age of the patients is active, young: 35-60. Men suffer 3 times more often than women.
The most common causes of cirrhosis are chronic viral hepatitis B, C, D and alcoholic liver disease. In recent years, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has been steadily catching up with them. Just 5-6 years ago, fatty hepatosis was among the group of rare causes of the formation of cirrhosis (less than 10%), and now it is a confident 3rd place. Toxic liver damage, medicinal, autoimmune, and others also occur, but less frequently.