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 abdomen and pelvis

Modality: CT

CT reveals an atrophic liver with irregulars borders, there are numerous collaterals within the omentum and the lower esophagus 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
Case created: 19th May 2013
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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