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Is Liver Cirrhosis contagious?

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It depends on the cause of the cirrhosis. First of all, cirrhosis is scarring of the liver (actually improper repair of the liver). If the cause is alcohol, then no, it is not contagious. If it is cirrhosis caused by Hepatits B, C, or D (yes, there is a HepD), then it can be contagious...the virus will get into the liver and cause damage leading to cirrhosis. There are also other organisms that can cause cirrhosis, one of the most common being malaria, which is also contagious. So although the condition of cirrhosis is not contagious, the causitive agent may be. more
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Liver cirrhosis can be caused by a variety of things that are not contagious, but it can also be caused by several contagious infections including hepatitis B & C, as well as bacterial infections. more
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No. Depending on the type of disease that causes hepatitis, ie, mono is contagious through saliva as with a small number of cases of HBV infection. HCV infection is only spread via cross contamination of blood, so it is highly unlikely to acquire HCV this way that can lead to cirrhosis. HAV you can contract which can cause cirrhosis. Fatty liver or NASH you cannot contract as with autoimmune hepatitis. more
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