Liver disease is a major worldwide health issue, which has personally affected both friends and family in my own life. It has been estimated more than 50 million people in the world are affected by chronic liver disease. 4.5% to 9.5% of the general population globally suffer from cirrhosis1,2,3.
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- Graudal N, Leth P, Marbjerg L, Galloe AM. Characteristics of cirrhosis undiagnosed during life: a comparative analysis of 73 undiagnosed cases and 149 diagnosed cases of cirrhosis, detected in 4929 consecutive autopsies. J Intern Med 1991; 230:165–171.
- Lim YS, Kim WR. The global impact of hepatic fibrosis and end-stage liver disease. Clin Liver Dis 2008; 12: 733–746.