Acute hepatic failure and coagulopathy associated with xylitol ingestion in eight dogs.

@article{Dunayer2006AcuteHF,
  title={Acute hepatic failure and coagulopathy associated with xylitol ingestion in eight dogs.},
  author={Eric K Dunayer and Sharon M Gwaltney-Brant},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={229 7},
  pages={1113-7}
}
CASE DESCRIPTION 8 adult dogs were evaluated for treatment of lethargy and vomiting after ingestion of xylitol, a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener in various products. CLINICAL FINDINGS In addition to vomiting and lethargy, 5 of the dogs had widespread petechial, ecchymotic, or gastrointestinal tract hemorrhages. Common clinicopathologic findings included moderately to severely high serum activities of liver enzymes, hyperbilirubinemia, hypoglycemia, hyperphosphatemia, prolonged clotting… CONTINUE READING
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