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Kirstine K Sogaard, Lone B Astrup, Hendrik Vilstrup, Henning Gronbaek
BACKGROUND: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is increasingly frequently being diagnosed, but systematic descriptions of the natural history and clinical handling of the condition are sparse. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe risk factors, clinical presentation, complications and treatment of portal vein thrombosis in a single-centre. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients were identified in the electronic records from 1992 to 2005. All data were obtained from the patient records...
2007: BMC Gastroenterology
Valtýr Stefánsson Thors, Jón R Kristinsson, Thornrœstur Laxdal, Guðmundur Jónmundsson, Viðar Oe Eðvarðsson, Asbjœrn Sigfússon, Haraldur Briem, Asgeir Haraldsson
OBJECTIVE: Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a disease of small vessels which primarily affects children. The epidemiology of Henoch-Schönlein purpura in Iceland is not known. The main purpose of the study was to find out the incidence of the disease in Iceland and gather further epidemiological information. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein purpura during the years 1984-2000 and were admitted to the Children's Hospital Iceland, Landspítali Hringbraut as well as the paediatric department at the Landspítali Fossvogi were included in the study cohort...
November 2002: Læknablađiđ
A W Lindberg
Schönlein-Henoch's syndrome is particularly seen between the ages of two and eight years and is twice as frequent in boys as in girls. In up to 80%, symptoms in the form of skin rash, arthritis and abdominalia are observed. The pathognomonic symptom is the skin lesion which most often is confined to the region below the waist and is the first symptom in more than 50%. Incorrect diagnosis particularly of abdominal symptoms may result in unnecessary laparotomy. The etiology and pathogenesis are not yet completely elucidated but it is believed that SHS is caused by an IgA-mediated immune response to a variety of foreign antigens...
July 29, 1991: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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