A fatal case of postinfantile giant cell hepatitis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

@article{Alexopoulou2003AFC,
  title={A fatal case of postinfantile giant cell hepatitis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.},
  author={Alexandra Alexopoulou and Melanie J Deutsch and Johanna Ageletopoulou and Johanna K. Delladetsima and Evangelos Marinos and Nikiforos C Kapranos and Spyridon P. Dourakis},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={551-5}
}
Postinfantile giant cell hepatitis has been associated with various aetiologies, including drug taking, autoimmune diseases and viral infections. We present a fatal case of giant cell hepatitis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. No liver biopsy was available ante-mortem. The patient was treated with corticosteroids and aciclovir for suspected autoimmune hepatitis and reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus in the context of his haematological malignancy. Post-mortem liver biopsy showed… CONTINUE READING