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.
- Fulminant hepatitis
- Liver transplantation