Chronic recidivating inflammation and thrombosis of the portal vein, possible also the splenetic vein, causing splenomegaly or hepatosplenomegaly, anaemia, leukopenia and thrombopenia. Other features may be oesophageal varices, ascites, fever and bleeding of the skin and in the digestive tract.
See also Budd-Chiari syndrome, under George Budd, English internist, 1808-1882.
We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.
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