End Stage Liver Disease (ESLD) is the last stage occurring after cirrhosis, where liver function has deteriorated to the point of irreversible damage. ESLD is used to describe advanced liver disease, liver failure and decompensated cirrhosis. Worldwide, ESLD is a common cause of death and suffering. In 2010, an estimated 1 million patients died of ESLD equating to 2% of all deaths.
Symptoms are necessarily same as of cirrhotic patient, can vary from patient to patient. It is not necessary for every patient to have all the symptoms. Sicker patient would have more symptoms and in more severity. The symptoms include: