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10 Possible Causes for Hippocratic Facies

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  • Portal Cirrhosis

    OBJECTIVE: To differentiate diffuse liver cancer from portal cirrhosis by using ultrasonography. METHODS: We analyzed the sonographic images of 15 patients with diffuse liver cancer and 30 patients with portal cirrhosis. RESULTS: The patients with diffuse liver cancer showed enlarged liver and obvious echo of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    The patient’s face becomes drawn into the masklike appearance typical of hippocratic facies. Death occurs within days.[msdmanuals.com] Pale skin, cold expression on his face severe suffering, fear, there is a complete relaxation of facial muscles (Hippocratic face; facies Hippocratica).[survinat.com]

  • Macronodular Cirrhosis

    OBJECTIVE: Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presenting with nonmicronodular or micronodular cirrhosis are usually treated by hepatectomy. The value of resection for patients with hepatitis B virus-related macronodular cirrhosis, however, remains unknown because of potentially fatal complications of this[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of dynamic enhanced computed tomography (CT) scanning in diagnosing lung cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, and pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited 30 patients with pulmonary tuberculoma, 38 with lung cancer, and 16 with pulmonary inflammatory[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Disease

    Abstract Although it is known that the prevalence rates of chronic diseases depend on income level, annual changes of the control rate have not been evaluated. In this cross-sectional study, we analyzed the variation in rate of well-controlled status of chronic diseases based on the annual income level using data[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Retractile Mesenteritis

    The patient’s face becomes drawn into the masklike appearance typical of hippocratic facies. Death occurs within days.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Peritonitis

    The patient’s face becomes drawn into the masklike appearance typical of hippocratic facies. Death occurs within days.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Cachexia

    Cachexia is easy to recognize, primarily by weight loss, which is most apparent with loss of temporalis muscle mass in the face (Hippocratic facies).[msdmanuals.com]

  • Ebola Virus Disease

    Late in the disease, patients often develop an expressionless hippocratic facies.[web.archive.org]

  • Abdominal Surgery

    The patient’s face becomes drawn into the masklike appearance typical of hippocratic facies. Death occurs within days.[merckmanuals.com]

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