EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT: Jaundice and anaemia

Makishi, T.; Hokama, A.; Sakugawa, H.; Nokayoshi, I.; Moeshiro, T.; Oma, K. J.; Oshiro, T.; Kinjo, F.; Saito, A.
September 2004
Gut;Sep2004, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p1302
Academic Journal
The article asks the diagnosis of a clinical case of jaundice and anemia. A 50 year old woman was presented with progressive jaundice and shortness of breath. She had no history of blood transfusions or recent travel. Her family history was unremarkable. On examination, jaundice, oedema, splenomegaly and flapping tremor were notable. Laboratory values are also given of the case. Tests for hepatitis B surface antigen, anti-hepatitis C virus antibody, antinuclear antibody and antimitochondrial antibody were negative. A peripheral blood smear and an abdominal T2 weighed magnetic resonance image are depicted.


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