IPLab:Lab 8:Hepatitis B

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Clinical Summary

This was a 55-year-old white male with chronic renal failureRenal failure is the severe reduction of renal function and often leads to reduced urinary output. who acquired hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a renal dialysis unit. Death was the result of multiple disease processes, which included active pulmonary tuberculosis and heart failure due to ischemic heart disease. There were few or no symptoms or signs of hepatitis during life other than seroconversion from negative to HBsAg positive.

Autopsy Findings

At autopsy, the liver was enlarged due primarily to severe passive congestion.


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