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UNLABELLED Acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure (AALF) is associated with innate immunity activation, which contributes to the severity of hepatic injury and clinical outcome. A marked increase in hepatic macrophages (h-mφ) is observed in experimental models of AALF, but controversy exists regarding their role, implicating h-mφ in both aggravation and(More)
BACKGROUND Though possession of androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) is illegal, non-prescription use of AAS persists. METHODS We describe two Caucasian males (aged 25 and 45 years) with cholestatic hepatitis following ingestion of the dietary supplement Mass-Drol ('Celtic Dragon') containing the AAS 2α-17α-dimethyl-etiocholan-3-one,17β-ol. RESULTS(More)
Catatonia is a motor syndrome associated with disorders in behavior. Malignant catatonia (MC) is the form of acute catatonia dominated by fever and autonomic instability that may be fatal if inadequately treated. We present a case of MC complicated by respiratory failure in a patient with previously undiagnosed Klinefelter syndrome. Patients with(More)
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