Acute icteric hepatitis as the main manifestation of hyperthyroidism

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2007 (EN)
Acute icteric hepatitis as the main manifestation of hyperthyroidism (EN)

Malachtari, S.
Tzemanakis, E.
Zervas, A.
Papanikolaou, IS
Dourakis, SP

Thyroid storm is a rare (<1%) cause of acute icteric hepatitis. We present the case of a 32-year-old white female who was admitted to hospital due to acute hepatitis with jaundice, as a result of development of hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease. Clinical examination, serological tests, radiological and cardiovascular investigations excluded other causes of acute hepatitis. The hepatitis reversed a few days after initiation of hyperthyroidism treatment. In conclusion, acute icteric hepatitis can be the presenting symptom of hyperthyroidism, thus creating difficulties in differential diagnosis and management.Keywords: Jaundice, acute hepatitis, hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 13, No 1 (2000); 54 - 57 (EN)

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