Reversal of fulminant-hepatitis-associated hypoglycaemia at the anhepatic stage during liver transplantation

Y. Ilan, M. Shamir, A. Eid, L. Eidelman, R. Tur Kaspa

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Abstract

Hypoglycaemia is a known complication of fulminant hepatic failure. Massive destruction of liver tissue, along with hyperinsulinism and defective glucose storage in extrahepatic organs are some of the mechanisms contributing to the hypoglycaemia. We describe here a case of reversal of fulminant-hepatitis-associated hypoglycaemia at the anhepatic stage of liver transplantation. It is suggested that non-insulin hypoglycaemic factors secreted by the damaged liver may be responsible for this complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalNetherlands Journal of Medicine
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fulminant hepatitis
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Liver transplantation

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