A case report of Budd-Chiari syndrome with cardiac complications and low SpO2 successfully managed by an Integrated-approach

Authors

  • E.R. Vinitha Department of Practice of medicine, National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health , Kottayam, Kerala
  • Abraham Elizabeth Post-graduate Scholar – Dept. of practice of Medicine; National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kottayam, Kerala
  • K Sudheer Former HOD Radiology Dept., Govt. Medical College, Kerala
  • RN Sharma Former HOD Medicine Dept., Govt. Medical College, Kerala
  • B Preetha Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Biochemistry, Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College, Kerala.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51910/ijhdr.v21icf.1120

Abstract

Budd-Chiari syndrome [BCS] is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition characterized by the triad of abdominal pain, ascites, and hepatomegaly (with or without jaundice). There will be an underlying disorder in most cases. The diagnosis, as well as management of the case, requires a multidisciplinary approach. The treatment should aim at reducing the presenting symptoms as well as removing the underlying pathology. Here we explain a case report of a 21-year-old male patient in the subacute stage of BCS with its complications and considered as a candidate for liver transplantation. His liver enzymes, PT/INR, D- dimer, and homocysteine values were above normal levels. The arterial oxygen saturation level was subnormal, and he was on supportive oxygen supplement. Inferior venacava [IVC] Doppler revealed a non-obstructive intrahepatic thrombus. The patient was treated with Homoeopathic medicine Arsenicum album and Arnica montana, given as an adjuvant to conventional treatment.

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Published

2022-07-25

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Clinical Research