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RMJ. 2009; 34(1): 72-74

Thrombocytopenia in chronic liver disease due to hepatitis c virus

Noor-ul Iman,1 Humera Khan2.

Objectives: To evaluate the frequency of thrombocytopenia in chronic liver disease due
to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
Patients and methods: In this prospective study, patients with chronic liver disease
(CLD) due to HCV were assessed using Child-Pugh class. All had full blood count,
peripheral smear, Anti-HCV antibodies, abdominal ultrasound and esophago-gastroduodenoscopy.
Results: Total number of patients were 155 [69 male (44.5%), 86 female (55.5%)]. Mean
age was 43.58 years. Fifty patients (32.3%) had thrombocytopenia (platelet count
40 years) as
compared to age

Key words: Thrombocytopenia, chronic liver disease, HCV.

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