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Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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Caput medusae in alcoholic liver disease

KVS Hari Kumar, SK Rastogi

Abstract


Caput medusae and palmar erythema are cardinal signs in cirrhosis of liver with portal hypertension. Palmar erythema is described more often as a marker for alcoholic etiology of chronic liver disease. The peripheral stigmata of chronic liver disease are not routinely seen now a days due to early diagnosis and better therapy. We recently encountered an interesting patient of alcoholic liver disease with two classical signs of the disease and report the same for this unusual presentation.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.91769
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