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on my ulra sound they mentioned that my spleen had some linear tracks,could represent fibrous or calcified vessels is this common with hep c?
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This is not complications of chronic HCV or liver disease.
You should followup with your doctoe who ordered the ultrasound and have him refer you to a gastroenterologist as this could be an indication of a serious medical condition.

Splenic calcifications may result from previous infections. In such cases, the calcification is usually diffuse. Possible causes include:

• Histoplasmosis, caused by the soil fungus Histoplasma Capsulatum
• Brucellosis, caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella
• Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis
• Candidiasis (yeast infection) in immunocompromised patients
• Pneumocystis infection, especially Pneumocystis carinii
• Parasitic cysts

Other Causes
Calcification may occur in the parenchyma, or essential tissue, of the spleen. Possible causes include:

• Phleboliths (stony deposits in veins)
• Hemangioma (benign blood vessel tumor)
• Splenic lymphoma (lymph tissue cancer)
• Hematoma (mass of clotted blood in tissue or organ)

Diffuse uniform calcification can result from impaired blood flow to the spleen and tissue death (splenic infarction). This usually happens in sickle cell patients.

Good luck.
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