An adult patient with nail abnormality

  • KC Koh

Abstract

This is the photograph of an adult male with Human Immunodeficiency Virus -Hepatitis C virus (HIV-HCV) co-infection. He was on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection. The liver function tests showed hypoalbuminemia and elevated serum transaminases while liver ultrasonography showed coarse echotexture compatible with liver cirrhosis. (copied from article) .

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Published
2011-06-01
How to Cite
KohK. (2011). An adult patient with nail abnormality. Malaysian Family Physician, 6(1), 2. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/50
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