Exposure to malaria affects the regression of hepatosplenomegaly
after treatment for Schistosoma mansoni infection in Kenyan children.
8 per 100 patient-years, and should her hepatosplenomegaly
indicate extrapulmonary TB, her mortality rate is 22.
3,5-7) In budgerigars, gross lesions have included poor body condition and hepatosplenomegaly
, with airsacculitis, congestion of the lungs, pale kidneys, and staining of the vent with feces occurring less frequently (3); these gross findings are very similar to the ones we report.
While she was in the hospital, the infant-who had been born with a cataract in her left eye-was diagnosed with microcephaly, patent ductus arteriosus, bilateral hearing impairment, and hepatosplenomegaly
, as well as failure to thrive (MMWR 2005;54:1160-1).
Although the clinical manifestations of this disorder are variable, the most common and classic form is characterized by progressive hepatic fibrosis in the first 18 months of life, resulting in hepatosplenomegaly
and failure to thrive and death by the age of 5 years.
Chronic toxicity is characterized by bone and joint pain, hyperostosis, hair loss, dryness and fissures of lips, nausea, intracranial hypertension, low grade fever, pruritis, weight loss, and hepatosplenomegaly
Diagnosis should be considered for infants with failure to thrive and hepatosplenomegaly
and for children and adults with unexplained liver dysfunction and abnormal lipid profile.
In addition to improved survival relative to the historical cohort, all infants demonstrated improved weight gain, improvement of gastrointestinal symptoms, and reductions in hepatosplenomegaly
Lungs were clear to auscultation, and the abdomen was soft, indicating no hepatosplenomegaly
or palpable masses.
All patients had fever as presenting complaint, 83 per cent patients had body ache, 27 per cent had bleeding tendency with upper gastrointestinal bleeding being the commonest, 50 per cent had hepatomegaly ( enlarged liver) or hepatosplenomegaly
( simultaneous enlargement of both the liver and the spleen).
The abdomen was soft with no signs of hepatosplenomegaly
or peritoneal irritation.
Physical examination showed multiple cervical and inguinal microlymphadenopathies, without hepatosplenomegaly