AN UNUSUAL CASE OF HYPOALBUMINEMIA

Hypoalbuminemia

  • Iffat Rafique Combined Military Hospital Malir Pakistan
  • Muhammad Younas Combined Military Hospital Malir Pakistan
  • Fahim Akhtar Combined Military Hospital Malir Pakistan
Keywords: Albumin, Cirrhosis,, Cirrhosis

Abstract

This report describes a female patient of 45 years with progressive pallor and malaise. Clinically patient was thin
built, jaundiced, with palmar erythema and splenomegaly. Her hemoglobin was 4.2g/dL, mean corpuscular
volume was 69.2f/ land serum albumin was critically low i.e. 12g/ L. Hypoalbuminemia is a feature of
decompensated cirrhosis of liver however such a low level of albumin without peripheral signs of edema has not been reported to the best of the authors’ knowledge. It is hereby reported as the first case of its kind.

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Published
2018-11-06
How to Cite
Rafique, I., Younas, M., & Akhtar, F. (2018). AN UNUSUAL CASE OF HYPOALBUMINEMIA. PAFMJ, 68(2), 427-29. Retrieved from https://www.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1550
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Case Reports

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