Tropical liver disease

This article describes some hepatic and biliary problems that are seen in the tropics or can be imported from resource-poor settings. The epidemiology of hepatitis A is changing in some areas, and hepatitis E is now recognized in an increasing range of tropical and non-tropical settings.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Liver infections Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of escitalopram-induced liver injury when initiating depressed patients on antidepressant treatment. This requires extra vigilance as most patients may remain asymptomatic. Measurement of liver function tests could be considered after initiation of antidepressant treatment, especially in patients with pre-existing liver disease. PMID: 31749902 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
Nature, Published online: 13 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03417-3Treatment options are limited for alcoholic hepatitis, a liver disease associated with high alcohol intake. Studies in mice reveal that the microorganisms responsible for this condition can be tackled by a viral treatment.
Source: Nature AOP - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Chan-Ran Park, Gayoung Lee, Chang-Gue Son, Jung-Hyo Cho, Nam-Hun LeeAbstractBackgroundMany studies reported that Korean medicine (KM) is effective for treating liver disease, including hepatitis A. However, KM, specifically with herbal medicine (Chungganplus, CGP) has not been reported yet. We aimed to report a patient with hepatitis A who was treated with KM including CGP, acupuncture, and moxibustion for 12 days.MethodsA 39-year-old man with hepatitis A who was hospitalized for 12 days after being admitted to our hospital wi...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Acute liver disease or failure in children is the result of viral hepatitis (A, B, E, seronegative), indeterminate hepatitis or inherited metabolic liver disease. The clinical presentation includes jaundice, coagulopathy and encephalopathy. Uncomplicated acute hepatitis resolves spontaneously, but progressive acute liver failure is fatal in 70% of cases and requires referral to specialized units to prevent complications and for consideration for liver transplantation. Chronic liver disease can result from unresolved neonatal liver disease caused by either inherited cholestasis or α1-antitrypsin deficiency.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Mothers, babies and children Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Packages of frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries sold at Aldi Grocery Stores are being recalled because they could be contaminated with Hepatitis A. Wawona Frozen Foods in California issued the voluntary recall for the berries sold in bags with the Season’s Choice label. No one has reported getting sick, but the recall was issued “out of an abundance of caution due to a positive test result taken as part of a government sampling program.” If you have the berries, don’t eat them. Instead throw them out or return them to the store for a refund. The reca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Aldi Hepatitis A Recalls Source Type: news
AbstractHepatitis A, an acute inflammatory liver disease caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection from close contact with infected people, is highly endemic in the Indian subcontinent. Due to poor sanitary conditions, most of the population is exposed to the virus in childhood. At this age, the disease is asymptomatic and provides life-long protection against the disease. Due to rapid socioeconomic development in some areas, however, pockets of the population are reaching adolescence/adulthood without prior exposure to the virus and are thus susceptible to infection. At these ages, infection carries a higher risk of sym...
Source: Infectious Diseases and Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In adults with acute HAV infection, SFL may be increased. SFL correlated with the degree of liver injury and hemolysis that occur during the disease. However, in our cohort of HAV patients, who had a relatively benign disease course, SFL were of no prognostic value. PMID: 31599510 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Florent Valour, Anne Conrad, Florence Ader, Odile LaunaySummaryIn patients with chronic liver disease and liver transplant recipients, cirrhosis-associated immune dysfunction syndrome and immunosuppressant drug regimens required to prevent graft rejection lead to a high risk of severe infections, associated with acute liver decompensation, graft loss and increased mortality. In addition to maintain their global health status, vaccination represents a major preventive measure against specific infectiou...
Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Objective: Topical corticosteroids are known to cause raised intraocular pressure (IOP). However, there is a scarcity of literature regarding systemic steroids-induced raised IOP in children. The authors aimed to evaluate the IOP in children with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) receiving oral prednisone. Methods: In this prospective study, children (1 to 18 y) with newly diagnosed AIH who received oral prednisone (July 2016 to December 2017) were included. Comprehensive ophthalmic check-up, including visual acuity, IOP, slit-lamp, and fundus examinations were done before and at 1, 3, and 6 months of follow-up. IOP &...
Source: Journal of Glaucoma - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conditions:   Alcoholic Liver Disease;   Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis;   Alcoholic Cirrhosis Intervention:   Sponsor:   University Hospital, Lille Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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