Answer: Familial liver disease

May 2007
Gut;May2007, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p732
Academic Journal
The article presents a response to the quiz which determines the diagnosis of a 52-year-old man who underwent malaise and abnormal liver function tests. Based on the clinical examinations, the author discovered that the histological diagnosis of the clinical case is congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF). He mentions that CHF is inherited as an autosomal recessive condition with features of liver or kidney disease.


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