Sepsis and elevated liver enzymes in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease: think of portal vein thrombosis.


A 42-year old man, 1 year previously diagnosed with ulcerative colitis after an emergency subtotal colectomy with formation of an ileostomy because of severe colitis with perforation, was admitted with sepsis and jaundice. The liver enzymes were elevated and blood cultures were positive for Streptococcus milleri. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a complete… (More)