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Coarsening of hepatic echotexture, what does this signify ?

Female patient 35 years old, mother of 5, complaint is upper abdominal discomfort, postprandial abdominal distension , occasional nausea and anemia (Hemoglobin=8 gm/dl). LFT normal. Bilirubin normal. Hepatitis B done one week back negative. Hepatitis C done 3 years back negative. Liver size normal on palpation. Non tender abdomen. ULTRASONOGRAPHY REVEALED COARSENING OF HEPATIC ECHOTEXTURE. What does this signify and how to proceed next. Habib
Thu, 5 May 2011
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This is generally taken as an early sign of cirrhosis of liver. But it can be without any problem. Regular monitoring of LFT and ultrasonography is required.
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