Sepsis presenting with severe jaundice

  title={Sepsis presenting with severe jaundice},
  author={R. Narita and M. Murata and Y. Kihara and Shintaro Abe and A. Tabaru and I. Yoshikawa and M. Ōtsuki},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  • R. Narita, M. Murata, +4 authors M. Ōtsuki
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • TO THE EDITOR: Hyperbilirubinemia is frequently observed in patients with sepsis (1). In this condition, the elevated bilirubin level in plasma consists predominantly of conjugated bilirubin, suggesting that hyperbilirubinemia is mainly caused by impaired canalicular secretion (1). Both endotoxins and endotoxin-induced mediators could be responsible for the impaired hepatobiliary transport during sepsis (2). We describe here a patient with diabetes mellitus who developed marked conjugated… CONTINUE READING
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