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Post  sufyan on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:36 pm

Assalam 3laykum cheers ,
An otherwise healthy 3-week-old boy is brought to the physician's office because of jaundice and
dark urine for the past 2 weeks. He has hepatomegaly, and his stools are loose, claycolored, and acholic. Serum conjugated bilirubin concentration is increased. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the hyperbilirubinemia?
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(A) Defect in cholesterol synthesis
(B) Deficiency of glucuronosyltransferase
(C) Hemolysis
(D) Inflammation of the terminal ileum
(E) Obstruction of the biliary system

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Post  sufyan on Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:08 am

answer is E. obstruction of the biliary system

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hi dear

Post  Ahmed Al-Kaisy on Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:03 am

if u r suspecting an obstruction, how would u investigate this patient?

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obstructive

Post  sufyan on Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:32 pm

I could investigate this patient by : U/S to check for the biliary obstruction, we could use cholangiography and.....
plz feed me back ahmed Embarassed Razz

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Post  Ahmed Al-Kaisy on Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:18 am

hi doc, about ur answer and for everyone who wants to read about jaundice, there is a beautiful figure in Harrison textbook of internal medicine, but i dont know the page cuz i've lost the CD....

about the answer, i remeber for any patient showing obstructive features on liver function tests...this means that the cause my be an intrahepatic biliary obstruction or extrahepatic biliary obstruction...to differentiate we should do an U/S, if it shows dilated biliary tract it is extrahepatic so we can do cholangiography to see the cause...

if the biliary passeges are normal(not dilated), the cause is mostly intrahepatic...so we should search for the causes as viral hepatitis, drug toxicity, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis.......

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