A Recovery Case of Acute-Onset Autoimmune Hepatitis Presenting as Fulminant Hepatic Ffailure, Who Received Living Donor-Liver Transplantion

Atsushi Takahashi, Hiromasa Ohira, Michio Onizawa, Kyoko Monoe, Yukiko Kanno, Hironobu Saito, Kazumichi Abe, Junko Takiguchi, Tsuyoshi Rai, Takashi Kimura, Akira Kenjo, Takao Tsuchiya (+2 others)
2006 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
A 23-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with jaundice and hepatic coma. She had taken a weight-loss supplement for one month before admission. Her clinical and laboratory findings were consistent with fulminant hepatic failure and fulfilled the criteria of autoimmune hepatitis. Despite corticosteroid pulse therapy and plasma exchange, her symptoms and laboratory findings deteriorated. Her condition improved after she received a living donor-liver transplant from her sister. Autoimmune
more » ... sister. Autoimmune hepatitis usually follows a chronic course, but it should be considered a type of fulminant hepatic failure and treated promptly.
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.45.1799 pmid:17139121 fatcat:g3vjq4g3lfdzpg2b43ihin57mu