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Budd-Chiari syndrome

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Budd-Chiari syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Budd-Chiari syndrome

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
  • more treatments...»

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Budd-Chiari syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Budd-Chiari syndrome: Deaths

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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
  • more causes...»

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Disease Topics Related To Budd-Chiari syndrome

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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 over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, 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 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. 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-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, 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 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 more »

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Budd-Chiari syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Budd-Chiari syndrome

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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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