volume 2014, issue jun05 1, Pbcr2013202561-bcr2013202561 2014
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202561
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Abstract: A 59-year-old Caucasian man presented with painless jaundice for 6 weeks. He drank 70 units of alcohol per week. Examination revealed jaundice, spider angiomata and a 3 cm firm hepatomegaly. Initial bloods: bilirubin 152 µmol/L, alanine aminotransferase 1484 IU/L, alkaline phosphatase 130 IU/L, γ-glutamyl-transpeptidase 1224 IU/L and International Normalised Ratio 1.1. A standard liver screen was normal, and an abdominal ultrasound/CT scan suggested cirrhosis, confirmed by liver biopsy on day 5. Hepatitis E vi…

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