Budd-Chiari syndrome: Introduction
Budd-Chiari syndrome: Budd-Chiari syndrome is the clinical picture caused by occlusion of the hepatic veins. It presents with the classical triad of abdominal pain, ascites and hepatomegaly.
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causes, and treatments of Budd-Chiari syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Budd-Chiari syndrome
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Treatments for Budd-Chiari syndrome
- Reduced blood gammaglobulin levels
- A minority of patients can be treated medically with sodium restriction, diuretics to control ascites, anticoagulants such as heparin and warfarin, and general symptomatic management
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Budd-Chiari syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Budd-Chiari syndrome
- Primary (75%): thrombosis of the hepatic vein
- Secondary (25%): compression of the hepatic vein by an outside structure (e.g. a tumour)
- Pregnancy and oral contraceptive use
- Infection such as TB
- Hematological disorders
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Budd-Chiari syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad"...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of
celiac...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The reasons are multifactorial.
Possible...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »
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Budd-Chiari syndrome: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Budd-Chiari syndrome
Prognosis for Budd-Chiari syndrome:
In general, nearly 2/3 of patients with Budd-Chiari survive 10 years.
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Definitions of Budd-Chiari syndrome:
An acute or subacute blockage of the HEPATIC VEINS, usually extrahepatic and caused by blood clots (THROMBUS) or fibrous webs. Parenchymal FIBROSIS is uncommon.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Budd-Chiari syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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