Case reports cover gastroenterology and hepatology

Five case reports related to gastroenterology and hepatology, including diagnoses such as spur-cell anemia and epiploic appendagitis, were published in May and June.

Several case reports involving gastroenterology and hepatology were recently published by Annals of Internal Medicine: Clinical Cases.

In a case published May 21, a 67-year-old woman with metabolic dysfunction–associated cirrhosis who presented with transfusion-refractory hemolytic anemia was found to have spur-cell anemia. Another case published the same day described a previously healthy 41-year-old man who presented with acute right lower-quadrant pain and was found to have epiploic appendagitis.

In a June 4 case, a 53-year-old man with a medical history of decompensated alcohol-induced cirrhosis was diagnosed with sirolimus-induced thrombotic microangiopathy after orthotopic liver transplant.

A case report from June 18 described a 75-year-old man with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia that involved the GI tract. Another case from June 18 involved a 55-year-old woman was acute liver failure secondary to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma discovered on explant pathology.