Cirrhosis-associated immune dysfunction: distinctive features and clinical relevance.

@article{Albillos2014CirrhosisassociatedID,
  title={Cirrhosis-associated immune dysfunction: distinctive features and clinical relevance.},
  author={Agust{\'i}n Albillos and Margaret Lario and Melchor {\'A}lvarez-Mon},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={1385-96}
}
The term cirrhosis-associated immune dysfunction refers to the main syndromic abnormalities of immune function, immunodeficiency and systemic inflammation that are present in cirrhosis. The course of advanced cirrhosis, regardless of its aetiology, is complicated by cirrhosis-associated immune dysfunction and this constitutes the pathophysiological hallmark of an increased susceptibility to bacterial infection, distinctive of the disease. Cirrhosis impairs the homeostatic role of the liver in… CONTINUE READING
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