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Other Names :  

Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension (NCPH), Idiopathic portal hypertension Idiopathic congestive splenomegaly, Bantiís disease, Hypersplenism, splenic anemia

What is Bantis Syndrome ?  

Hypertension in the portal or splenic veins causing chronic congestive enlargment of the spleen. Characterized by anemia, jaundice, leukopenia, splenomegaly, ascites, thrombocytopenia and gastrointestinal bleeding. Red blood cells in the spleen are destroyed early.

Cause(s) :  Obstructive pathology in the portal, hepatic or splenic vein stopping blood flow from spleen to heart.

Symptoms :  
  • Abdominal Pain and distress
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Brown skin pigmentation
  • Nosebleed
  • Blood in vomit
  • Pallor (yellowish skin) and mild jaundice
  • Muscle wasting
  • Ascites (accumulation of fluid in peritoneal region)
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Echocardiogram
  • Hemoglobin
  • Thyroid tests
  • Calcium deficiency tests
  • Liver health and hepatitis testing
  • HIV and STD tests
Category :  Reticulo-endothelial & Hematological

Specialist to consult :  Hepatology

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