An Unusual Case of ACLF : First Report from Bangladesh

Authors

  • Ayub Al Mamun Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mamun Al-Mahtab Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka,
  • Abu Saleh Mohammad Sadequl Islam Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Forhad Abedin Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Dulal Chandra Saha Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar Toshiba General Hospital, Tokyo
  • Salimur Rahman Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v14i2.19674

Keywords:

ACLF, autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis B virus, cirrhosis

Abstract

Autoimmune hepatitis is often unrecognized and under-diagnosed, especially in our part. Acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) on the other hand is a newly recognized disease entity describing patients who develop acute liver failure on the background of pre-existing chronic liver disease. Methods: We present an elderly lady who presented to us with history of episodic fever and jaundice over a period of two years. Results: Although initially diagnosed as a case of idiopathic thrombocytopenic pupura (ITP), on further investigation she was finally diagnosed as ACLF (hepatitis B virus induced acute liver failure on autoimmune hepatitis induced cirrhosis of liver).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v14i2.19674

J Medicine 2013, 14(2): 192-194

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Author Biographies

Ayub Al Mamun, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

Department of Hepatology

Mamun Al-Mahtab, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka,

Associate Professor of Hepatology

Abu Saleh Mohammad Sadequl Islam, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

Department of Hepatology

Mohammad Forhad Abedin, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

Department of Hepatology

Dulal Chandra Saha, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

Department of Hepatology

Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar, Toshiba General Hospital, Tokyo

Department of Medical Sciences

Salimur Rahman, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

Department of Hepatology

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Published

2014-07-24

How to Cite

Al Mamun, A., Al-Mahtab, M., Islam, A. S. M. S., Abedin, M. F., Saha, D. C., Akbar, S. M. F., & Rahman, S. (2014). An Unusual Case of ACLF : First Report from Bangladesh. Journal of Medicine, 14(2), 192–194. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v14i2.19674

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Case Reports