Acute inflammatory syndrome and intrahepatic cholestasis caused by an interleukin-6-producing pheochromocytoma with pregnancy.

@article{Nagaishi2010AcuteIS,
  title={Acute inflammatory syndrome and intrahepatic cholestasis caused by an interleukin-6-producing pheochromocytoma with pregnancy.},
  author={Ryoko Nagaishi and Yuko Akehi and Kenji Ashida and Kazuna Higuchi-Tubouchi and Hiroshi Yokoyama and Takeshi Nojiri and Mikiko Aoki and Keizo Anzai and Kazuki Nabeshima and Masatoshi Tanaka and Junko Ono and Toshihiko Yanase},
  journal={Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica},
  year={2010},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={
          10-8
        }
}
We herein describe the case of a 30-year-old woman who experienced high fever during the puerperal period and was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma. Acute inflammatory syndrome, as indicated by the elevated serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), and cholestatic liver dysfunction were observed. Since this condition resolved before the operation, it was probably caused by massive central necrosis within the tumor. The IL-6 production from the tumor cells was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. When a… CONTINUE READING

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