Severe Acute Liver Injury Related to Heat Stroke

  • Fani Ribeiro Department of Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Portugal
  • Mário Bibi Department of Internal Medicine, Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Marta Pereira Intensive Care Department, Unidade de Saúde Local de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Sofia Ferreira Hepatic and Pancreatic Transplantation Unit, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Helena Pessegueiro Hepatic and Pancreatic Transplantation Unit, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Rui Araújo Intensive Care Department, Unidade de Saúde Local de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal

Keywords

Heat stroke, acute liver injury, liver transplantation

Abstract

Heat stroke (HS) is a life-threatening condition characterized by hyperthermia and multiple organ failure. Mild to moderate hepatocellular injury is a well-documented complication but severe liver injury and acute liver failure are rare. There are neither established criteria nor optimal timing for liver transplantation and conservative management seems to be the cornerstone treatment. The authors report a case of a patient with severe liver injury related to HS who recovered completely under conservative treatment.

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  • Published: 2020-01-17

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    How to cite:
    Ribeiro, F., Bibi, M., Pereira, M., Ferreira, S., Pessegueiro, H., & Araújo, R. (2020). Severe Acute Liver Injury Related to Heat Stroke. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001382