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Portal hypertension secondary to azathioprine in myasthenia gravis.
  1. V. Fonseca,
  2. C. W. Havard
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.


    A 52 year old man with myasthenia gravis and normal liver function was treated with neostigmine, prednisolone and azathioprine. Three years after starting azathioprine he developed clinical evidence of portal hypertension. A liver biopsy showed nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH). The development of NRH following azathioprine treatment in a patient with myasthenia gravis strengthens the case for a causal role of azathioprine in producing NRH and portal hypertension.

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