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Journal of Hypertension: Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1095

Open Access

Non-Hypersplenism Causes of Peripheral Cytopenias in Patients with Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension: A Review

Abstract

Yunfu Lv, Wan Yee Lau, Jie Deng, YeJuan Li and Yonghong Dong

Hypersplenism and non-hypersplenism factors, either alone or in combination, can cause peripheral cytopenias in patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension. Although non-hypersplenism factors account for only a small proportion of patients, they do exist. When peripheral cytopenias do not improve, or fail to improve adquately, or even become worse after splenectomy in these patients, non-hypersplenism factors should be considered. This review aims to provide an overview of non-hypersplenism factors.

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