Case 43

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

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 43

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A 42-year-old male caretaker had abnormal liver function tests when he went to see his family practitioner about back pain and fatigue. He remembered being jaundiced for 2 weeks when he was 18 years of age, but this was never investigated. He drank 2–3 cans of beer each week. He had not been tested for hepatitis C, but he had used intravenous drugs from 17 years of age until he was 24 years. There was no family history of liver disease or autoimmune disease. He was a non-smoker and not on any regular medication. He had been diagnosed with depression in the past and had taken fluoxetine 2 years ago.

Chapter.  1231 words. 

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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