Severe thrombocytopenia due to hypersplenism treated with partial splenic embolisation

Mohammad Hanafiah, Azura Mohamed Mukhari Shahizon, Soo F in Low, Man Harun Shahrina

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Abstract

A 35-year-old woman with background of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension secondary to chronic hepatitis C presented with complication of hypersplenism and thrombocytopenia. She developed severe menorrhagia requiring multiple blood transfusions. In addition, her interferon therapy was withheld owing to the underlying thrombocytopenia. Partial splenic embolisation was performed, which improved her platelet counts. Subsequently, the menorrhagia was resolved and her interferon therapy was restarted.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Hypersplenism
Menorrhagia
Thrombocytopenia
Interferons
Portal Hypertension
Chronic Hepatitis C
Platelet Count
Blood Transfusion
Liver Cirrhosis
Therapeutics

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Severe thrombocytopenia due to hypersplenism treated with partial splenic embolisation. / Hanafiah, Mohammad; Shahizon, Azura Mohamed Mukhari; Low, Soo F in; Shahrina, Man Harun.

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