A 50-year-old white male was admitted to the hospital with erythema and swelling of both lower extremities.
The patient had a medical history significant for liver transplant five years prior for end-stage liver disease secondary to alcoholic cirrhosis. Following transplant, he developed mitral valve insufficiency with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. He had been in his usual state of health until approximately a week prior to admission when he noticed that his lower extremities had increased in girth. For several days, he noted that there had also been increased redness and pain over the affected area.
Thaker, MD, Kuntal M.; Spodik, MD, Maya; Banwait, MD, Kuldip S.; Herrine, MD, Steven K.; and Navarro, MD, Victor
"Liver transplant recipient with bilateral leg swelling,"
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