Aims and objectives
Egypt contains the highest prevalence of hepatitis C virus in the world (17.5%) and intermediate endemicity for hepatitis B virus infection (2-7%) [1,2],which are the primary causes of chronic liver diseases. We aimed to determine the pulmonary parenchymal,
pleural and mediastinal changes in Egyptian patients with chronic viral hepatitis using multi-slice Computed Tomography,
and to assess the frequency of each complication in Egyptian patients with chronic viral hepatitis.
Methods and materials
This is a prospective study involved 175 Egyptian patients having chronic viral hepatitis.
Cases were referred from the tropical medicine department to radiological department of Kasr AlAiny hospital for CT evaluation of the chest in the period between March 2013 to Septemper 2014,
with exclusion of patients with primary cardio-pulmonary disease,
congestive heart failure,
connective tissue disorders,
chronic smoker with smoking related pulmonary complication,
Drug addicts. All patients were...
From 175 Egyptian patients with chronic viral hepatitis and chest complain.
after exclusion criteria,
100 patients were selected,
Age range 20 -75 year-old (average 48.8 year-old),
All cases were known to have chronic viral hepatitis,
82% of patients were hepatitis C virus only,
7% of patients were hepatitis B virus only and 11% of patients were both hepatitis B and C viruses,
of which 96% of cases were known cirrhotics (of them 8% Child A,
44% Child B and 44% Child C)....
Hepatitis viral infection is etiologically involved in the development of several pulmonary abnormalities which have a significant impact on morbidity and mortality,
summarized in (Figure 16), so multi-slice CT chest is mandatory for any patients with chronic viral hepatitis presenting with any chest complain. Awareness of the various thoracic lesions and their various CT chest manifestations in patients with chronic viral hepatitis can be helpful for making a differential diagnosis and...
Mona Ahmed Fouad Hafez,
MD Lecturer of radiodiagnosis at Cairo university medical school- Cairo- Egypt Kasralainy street,
Egypt Postal code: 11562 Phone: +201006856286 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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