Schistosomal periportal fibrosis in Zimbabwe: use of ultrasound in patients with oesophageal varices.

@article{Davidson1991SchistosomalPF,
  title={Schistosomal periportal fibrosis in Zimbabwe: use of ultrasound in patients with oesophageal varices.},
  author={Robert N. Davidson and Stan C Houston and Clem F Kiire},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1991},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={380-2}
}
Ultrasound (U/S) imaging of liver was used in a prospective study of 62 consecutive patients with oesophageal varices in the central hospitals in Harare; 50 had haematemesis. U/S changes of Symmers's periportal fibrosis (PPF) were graded from mild (grade 1) to gross (grade 4). 46 patients (74%) had U/S features of PPF: 7 were grade 1, 7 grade 2, 29 grade 3, and 3 grade 4. Patients with PPF were more likely to have bled (P less than 0.05) and were less likely to have ascites (P less than 0.05… CONTINUE READING

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