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Cirrhosis (cont.)

Cirrhosis Outlook

Your recovery depends on the cause of your cirrhosis and whether you are able to remove or stop the cause. Liver transplantation remains the best treatment, but livers are available for a limited number of people.

Cirrhosis Support Groups and Counseling

American Liver Foundation
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603
New York, NY 10038
(800) 465-4837

Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901
(800) 891-0707 or (301) 622-4200

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
1100 Boulders Parkway, Suite 500
P.O. Box 13770
Richmond, VA 23225-8770
(800) 24-DONOR or (804) 330-8500

For More Information about Cirrhosis

American Gastroenterological Association

American Liver Foundation

Hepatitis Foundation International

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, Cirrhosis of the Liver 

United Network for Organ Sharing

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCE:

"Cirrhosis in adults: Etiologies, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis"

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