Cirrhosis secondary to chronic hepatitis C

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

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History of blood transfusion years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
CT

CT abdomen and pelvis

CT reveals an atrophic liver with irregulars borders, there are numerous collaterals within the omentum and the lower oesophagus indicative of severe portal hypertension. Note ascites and marked splenomegaly.

Case Discussion

A 60-year-old male known case of chronic hepatitis C infection, acquired from a blood transfusion because of a car accident.

People who received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992, may have hepatitis C. Prior to 1992, had not been implemented methods to detect hepatitis C virus in the blood, so many people received infected blood.

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Case information

rID: 23057
Published: 19th May 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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