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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 3:7371

First Online: 14 July 2009Received: 09 November 2008Accepted: 29 January 2009DOI: 10.4076-1752-1947-3-7371

Cite this article as: Wojcikiewicz, T.G. & Gupta, S. J Med Case Reports 2009 3: 7371. doi:10.4076-1752-1947-3-7371

Abstract

IntroductionWe report an unusual presentation of primary biliary cirrhosis.

Case presentationWe present the case of a 66-year-old white British woman who presented to the Accident and Emergency department with ascites and unilateral pleural effusion hepatic hydrothorax. Following a liver biopsy, the diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis was made.

ConclusionIt is important to consider the diagnosis of hepatic cirrhosis when presented with a unilateral pleural effusion in both the presence and absence of ascites.

AbbreviationsALTalanine aminotransferase

ANAantinuclear antibody

ENAextractable nuclear antigens

LFTsliver function tests

OGDoesophagogastroduodenoscopy

PBCprimary biliary cirrhosis

TIPStransjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.

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Autor: Thomas George Wojcikiewicz - Sachin Gupta

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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