Open Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume 8, Issue 2 (June 2018)

ISSN Print: 2162-5972   ISSN Online: 2162-5980

Google-based Impact Factor: 0.18  Citations  

Epidemiological, Clinical and Paraclinical Aspects of Cirrhosis at Borgou Departmental University Hospital Center (Benin)

HTML  XML Download Download as PDF (Size: 302KB)  PP. 113-122  
DOI: 10.4236/ojim.2018.82012    595 Downloads   1,161 Views  

ABSTRACT

Objective: To study the epidemiological, clinical and paraclinical aspects of cirrhosis at Borgou Departmental University hospital Center. Methods: This is a retrospective study for descriptive purpose conducted in the Internal Medicine Department. The study population consists of patients hospitalized in the Internal Medicine Department during the period from 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2016. Results: The frequency of cirrhosis was 1.35%. The sex ratio was 3.76. The average age of patients was 45.22 ± 15.23 years old, with a range from 15 to 82 years. There is a post hepatitis Bcirrhosis predominance in 87.5% of cases, followed by alcoholic cirrhosis in 21.59% of cases. The complications of cirrhosis are dominated by ascites (78.4%) and jaundice (52%). Conclusion: Cirrhosis is a condition that is wide spread. The hepatitis B virusis the main cause of liver cirrhosis followed by alcoholism. Ascites is the most encountered complication. It’s very important now to educate the populations for a behaviour change and to promote vaccination against viral hepatitis.

Share and Cite:

Dovonou, C. , Alassani, C. , Sake, K. , Attinsounon, C. , Azon-Kouanou, A. , Tandjiekpon, A. , Zannou, D. and Houngbe, F. (2018) Epidemiological, Clinical and Paraclinical Aspects of Cirrhosis at Borgou Departmental University Hospital Center (Benin). Open Journal of Internal Medicine, 8, 113-122. doi: 10.4236/ojim.2018.82012.

Cited by

No relevant information.

Copyright © 2021 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.