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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 508-509

Caput medusae in alcoholic liver disease

1 Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, UP, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, UP, India

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KVS Hari Kumar
Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Lucknow-226 002, UP
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.91769

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Caput medusae and palmar erythema are cardinal signs in cirrhosis of liver with portal hypertension. Palmar erythema is described more often as a marker for alcoholic etiology of chronic liver disease. The peripheral stigmata of chronic liver disease are not routinely seen now a days due to early diagnosis and better therapy. We recently encountered an interesting patient of alcoholic liver disease with two classical signs of the disease and report the same for this unusual presentation.

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