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Schistosomiasis and hepatopulmonary syndrome: the role of concomitant liver cirrhosis

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Title
Schistosomiasis and hepatopulmonary syndrome: the role of concomitant liver cirrhosis
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, July 2017
DOI 10.1590/0074-02760160383
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Liana Gonçalves-Macedo, Edmundo Pessoa Lopes, Ana Lucia Coutinho Domingues, Brivaldo Markman Filho, Vitor Gomes Mota, Carlos Feitosa Luna

Abstract

Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is defined as an oxygenation defect induced by intrapulmonary vasodilation in patients with liver disease or portal hypertension. It is investigated in patients with liver cirrhosis and less frequently in those with portal hypertension without liver cirrhosis, as may occur in hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS). To investigate the prevalence of HPS in patients with HSS, and to determine whether the occurrence of HPS is influenced by concomitant cirrhosis. We evaluated patients with HSS with or without concomitant liver cirrhosis. All patients underwent laboratory testing, ultrasound, endoscopy, contrast echocardiography, and arterial blood gas analysis. Of the 121 patients with HSS, 64 were also diagnosed with liver cirrhosis. HPS was diagnosed in 42 patients (35%) and was more frequent among patients with concomitant liver cirrhosis than in those without cirrhosis (42% vs. 26%), but the difference was not significant (p = 0.069). HPS was more common in those with spider naevi, Child-Pugh classes B or C and high model for end stage liver disease (MELD) scores (p < 0.05 each). The prevalence of HPS was 35% in this study. The occurrence of liver cirrhosis concomitantly with HSS may have influenced the frequency of patients presenting with HPS.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 17%
Other 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Researcher 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 5 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 44%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 11%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Unknown 5 28%

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#10,073,293
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#703
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#222,270
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#11
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