Gastroenterology Research, ISSN 1918-2805 print, 1918-2813 online, Open Access
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Case Report

Volume 4, Number 5, October 2011, pages 231-235

Treatment of Fulminant Autoimmune Hepatitis: Corticosteroid Therapy or Liver Transplantation? A Case Report and Literature Review


Figure 1.
Figure 1. The explanted liver was shrunken, measuring 17.5 x 13.0 x 6.0 cm in size and 520 gm in weight.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Microscopic sections of the explanted liver showed massive hepatocellular necrosis with collapse, proliferation of the bile ducts, and infiltration of numerous inflammatory cells (hematoxylin and eosin staining; x 100).
Figure 3.
Figure 3. The time course of changes in the serum levels of liver enzymes and total bilirubin.