Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 3rd, 2001
A study of splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, liver status, and thrombopoietin serum levels in 209 patients with viral hepatitis shows that advanced liver fibrosis affects thrombopoietin production and portal hypertension, researchers at the Second University of Naples, Italy, reported in the British Journal of Haematology.
"Thrombocytopenia was present in 71% and 23% of patients with or without splenomegaly, respectively," reported L.E. Adinolfi and colleagues, who also highlighted findings...
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