Ultrasonography of the Liver in AIDS Patients among Sudanese Population

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Year:
2014
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
AIDS, Ultrasound, Portal Hypertension Sudan
Authors:
A. M. Abd Elgyoum; H. Osman; A. Elzaki; E. Abd Elrahim
Journal:
IJSIM
Volume:
2
Number:
2
Pages:
198-199
Month:
March
Abstract:
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the liver parenchyma echogenicity in AIDS patients, and performed as a Prospective evaluation of known AIDS patients using abdominal ultrasonography of 50 patients concerning on liver's Echogenicity, liver parenchymal texture. The effect of age, gender, abnormality findings and onset was statistically analyzed. Out 50 cases with known AIDS, 22 (44%) were females; their age was ranged between (41–50 years). The disease was most prevalent in the 4th decade with an incidence of 36%. AIDS patients were found to have a high prevalence of underlying hepatic abnormalities. The results suggest that hepatic tuberculosis is more common in AIDS than previously recognized more studies are recommended on portal hypertension.

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