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Case reports

Familial alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency cases that are diagnosed in adulthood

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Alpha 1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is a hereditary disorder leading to severe lung and liver diseases worldwide. An accumulation of insoluble heterodimer AAT molecules in hepatocytes is the main cause of liver disorders. The most commonly detected allele worldwide is the PIMM allele, which fulfills the AAT function. The most common missing variant is PiZZ. Serum AAT level is a beneficial but not a reliable determinant for diagnosis. Liver biopsy yields more reliable results. AAT deficiency has no specific treatment. The only treatment modality in children with end stage liver disease is the hepatic transplant. We wanted to present in our article four cases from same family, diagnosed alpha-1 antitrypsindeficiency in adulthood. (Acta gastro enterol. belg., 2016, 79, 54-57). [Product Details...]

Pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for salvage of TIPSS via successful clearance of occlusive porto-splenic venous thrombosis

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Transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPSS) is increasingly used to treat chronic portal vein thrombosis. However shunt thrombosis is a recognised early complication, particularly in those with thrombophilia. We outline a case of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension secondary to chronic portal vein occlusion where TIPSS was successfully performed but rapidly complicated by shunt thrombosis with extension into the portal and splenic veins. Mechanical thrombectomy and low dose systemic pharmacological thrombolysis were of limited benefit. Combined pharmacomechanical thrombectomy with the Trellis system restored patency of the TIPSS, portal and splenic veins, with resultant good flow into the TIPSS. The patient remains well three months postprocedure. We describe the first case where the Trellis system has been successfully used to clear occlusive porto-splenic thrombus and restore flow through a blocked TIPSS. (Acta gastro enterol. belg., 2016, 79, 47-51). [Product Details...]

Plesiomonas shigelloides : an extremely rare cause of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

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Plesiomonas shigelloides, a rare cause of gastroenteritis in humans, is a gram negative rod belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family. In addition, it has also been implicated in extra-intestinal infection, but prevalence data on such infections have been limited to case reports. To date there has been only one published case of P. shigelloides causing spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). We describe another patient with P. shigelloides SBP and compare our findings with those from the original case. (Acta gastro enterol. belg., 2016, 79, 52-53). [Product Details...]

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