how cirrhosis causes breast atrophy?

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Serum hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is decreased in liver cirrhosis leading to increased bioavailable androgens in females. This can lead to hirsuitism and defeminization. Breast atrophy is one of the early manifestations in female due to this reason.

answered Nov 2, 2012 by admin Doctor of Medicine (10,059 points)
selected Nov 2, 2012 by Sulabh Shrestha