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Decompensated Chronic Liver Disease with Comorbid Treatable Aplastic Anemia in a Homeless Adult Male (2008) | HCH Clinicians’ Network – This case report presents a cascade of life-threatening complications arising from a chronic hepatitis C infection in a homeless man, originally contracted from contaminated tattoo needles. The patient’s chronic liver disease progressed to cirrhosis and comorbid anemia secondary to hypersplenism, chronic GI blood loss, chronic liver disease, folate deficiency, and human parvovirus B19 infection resulting in aplastic anemia.

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