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ISSN: 2643-6760

Surgery & Case Studies: Open Access Journal

Case Report(ISSN: 2643-6760)

Acute Liver Failure and Thyrotoxicosis Managed with Liver Transplant and Thyroidectomy

Volume 2 - Issue 1

Gerardo Tamayo-Enriquez*, Lyle J Burdine, Emmanouil Giorgakis and Gary W Barone

Received: January 29, 2019;   Published: February 06,2019

DOI: 10.32474/SCSOAJ.2019.02.000127

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Acute liver failure and hyperthyroidism are not typically common, although some cases have been reported. The mechanisms involved and optimal management are not well-defined. This article presents the case of a 32-year-old African American female referred for evaluation of abdominal pain and jaundice, with a past medical history of systemic lupus erythematosus and Grave’s disease. She had thyrotoxicosis after administration of contrast and developed acute liver failure culminating in liver transplant and subsequent total thyroidectomy with a favorable outcome.

Keywords: Grave’s Disease; Autoimmune Hepatitis; Thyrotoxicosis; Acute Liver Failure; Liver Transplant; Thyroidectomy; Contrast Induced

Abbreviations: OLT: Orthotopic liver transplant; SLE: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; TT: Total thyroidectomy; HD: Hospital day; POD: Post-operative day; ANA: Anti-nuclear antibodies; NaMELD: Sodium model for end-stage liver disease; PTU: Propylthiouracil.

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