Study of an epidemic of venoocclusive disease in India.

  title={Study of an epidemic of venoocclusive disease in India.},
  author={Rakesh Tandon and Badri Nath Tandon and Harish Chandra Tandon and Madan L. Bhatia and Shrinath Bhargava and P. Lal and Rohit Romesh Arora},
  volume={17 11},
Twenty-five cases of rapidly developing ascites occurring in an epidemic form were observed in a tribal district in Central India during August 1972-May 1973. Eleven of the patients died. Six patients were brought to hospital and studied for periods of two to 17 months. Necropsy was performed on one patient who died. The clinical features suggested an outflow tract obstruction such as a Budd-Chiari-like syndrome or venoocclusive disease. Radiographic and haemodynamic studies demonstrated a… CONTINUE READING


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