Cirrhosis of liver is defined as a chronic, progressive, diffuse process, characterized by fibrosis and structurally abnormal nodules in liver. Cryptogenic cirrhosis means cirrhosis of liver of undetermined aetiology.
Although people with this type of liver disease do not consume alcohol in excess, the fibrosis found in the liver’s tissue is reminiscent of that found in a person suffering from alcoholic liver disease. cryptogenic cirrhosis was a frequent diagnosis (approximately 50%) as the established causes of cirrhosis were
cirrhosis, Wilson’s disease, haemochromatosis, primary and secondary biliary cirrhosis, Budd-Chiari syndrome and drug.