Pancreatitis occurring concurrently with fulminant hepatic failure (FHf) is primarily detected on autopsy and is seldom clinically apparent. We report a fatal case of FHF in a 25-year-old woman which was related to acute hepatitis B infection. In this patient, hyperglycaemia needing insulin infusions led to the detection of acute pancreatitis. FHF complicated by acute pancreatitis has a poor prognosis. A high index of suspicion is necessary for its diagnosis. The role of orthotopic liver transplantation and use of antiviral therapies need further evaluation in this situation.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Singapore Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - May 2005|
- Fulminant hepatic failure
- Hepatitis B
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