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Case 6

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199557899.003.06

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 6

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A 70-year-old Irish man presented to his doctor with a skin rash on his right lower leg. Routine blood tests were performed and mildly disordered liver function tests were found, with a markedly raised serum ferritin. He was referred to the hepatology clinic for assessment. There was no history of liver disease and he was not taking any medication. He had stopped smoking 30 years earlier and drank heavily until 10 years before, but now only drank two units of alcohol per day. He had no other risk factors for chronic liver disease and had undergone a hip replacement for arthritis 7 years previously.

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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