Dr. Loey Lung-Yi Mak, Dr. Michael Ka-Shing Cheung, Prof. Man-Fung Yuen, 20170119000000
A 61-year-old man was referred to our centre due to deranged liver function tests (LFT) in 2010. He had enjoyed good past health and had been asymptomatic all along. He worked as a banker and drank small amounts of alcohol on occasions. Upon admission, he was found to be obese with body mass index (BMI) of 36.2 kg/m2. His blood pressure was 173/86 mm Hg. Physical examination was otherwise unremarkable.
A 73-year-old man presented with 1 week’s history of progressive epigastric pain. The pain was dull in nature and the patient reported no vomiting or radiation of pain. On presentation, the patient was found to have a low-grade fever (temperature, 37.8°C). There was no tea-coloured urine. The patient had enjoyed good past health except for a previous surgery for spinal injury.
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