PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 68, No. 2, APRIL 2018

AN UNUSUAL CASE OF HYPOALBUMINEMIA

Iffat Rafique, Muhammad Younas, Fahim Akhtar

Abstract

This report describes a female patient of 45 years with progressive pallor and malaise. Clinically patient was thin built, jaundiced, with palmar erythema and splenomegaly. Her hemoglobin was  4.2g/dL, mean corpuscular volume was 69.2f/ land serum albumin was critically low i.e. 12g/ L. Hypoalbuminemia is a feature of decompensated cirrhosis of liver however such a low level of albumin without peripheral signs of edema has not been reported to the best of the authors’ knowledge. It is hereby reported as the first case of its kind.

Keywords : Albumin, Cirrhosis, Edema.



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