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What is decompensated cirrhosis?

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What is Decompensated Cirrhosis? - Cirrhosis for Patients

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If you experience any of the serious problems described below, your disease has progressed from compensated cirrhosis to decompensated cirrhosis. You are then at risk of dying from these life-threatening complications unless your sick liver can be replaced with a healthy liver (liver transplant).

We will describe each of these in more detail on the next few screens.