Flashcards in Small group Liver II + cancer Deck (10):
SBP can present underwhelmingly (asymptomatic) but can present with hepatorenal syndrome bc they got sicker, what test can you get done?
If you have Type 1 Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) what is the tx?
liver transplant - curative
Posthepatic portal HTN can be due to
Hepatic Vein Thrombosis
HBV vs HCV, which one has an 85% chance of going on to chronic hepatitis?
The GRADE of chronic liver disease is related to ________.
The STAGE of chronic liver disease is related to _________.
inflammation and necrosis
Drug you give to tx hepatic encephalopathy
- non-absorbable sugar used as laxative by pulline/retaining water in the colon --> diarrhea to flush NH3 from the colon (less absorbed)
Rifaximin - non absorbable antibiotic - red bacteria that cause NH3
Other than HH, what other diseases elevate ferritin?
- so check CRP and ESR
- if nl then not one of these, prob HH
Most commonly affected gene in HH?
- nothern euro
- Mut C282Y
Homozygosity = disease
Heterozygosity = no diease
When would Iron be found in the hepatocyte vs inside macrophages.
Hemochromatosis: inside hepatocytes - storage unit
Hemosiderosis: Inside macrophages (Kupffer) - damage