JERRY L. YON, M.D.; SINN ANURAS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; KENNETH WU, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. LEE FORKER, M.D.
Two young patients presented with an unusual liver disease, granulomatous hepatitis with postnecrotic cirrhosis, and both underwent a splenorenal shunt procedure. Each developed an arterial embolic episode probably related to increased platelet aggregation. This represents the first report of a liver disease associated with increased platelet aggregation that was clinically significant, a myocardial infarction in one and a posterior cerebral infarction in the other. Also, unexpectedly, both patients became hypercholesterolemic after the splenorenal shunt was established.
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YON JL, ANURAS S, WU K, FORKER EL. Granulomatous Hepatitis, Increased Platelet Aggregation, and Hypercholesterolemia. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:148–150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-2-148
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(2):148-150.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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