Ischemic hepatitis

Background

  • Also known as shock liver
  • Condition where the liver is injured acutely due to lack of blood flow for any number of reasons.
    • Occurs frequently secondary to shock

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Causes of acute hepatitis

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

  • Admit

See Also

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References

  1. Ostapowicz G, Fontana RJ, Schiodt FV, et al. Results of a prospective study of acute liver failure at 17 tertiary care centers in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Dec 17; 137(12): 947-54.