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Food poisoning as a cause of acute liver failure

Frey, Joachim
Studer, René
Parvex, Paloma
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Published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2008, vol. 27, no. 9, p. 846-847
Abstract We report a 9-year-old girl with cereulide-producing Bacillus cereus food poisoning, who developed fulminant hepatitis, renal and pancreatic insufficiency, shock, and prolonged seizures. She was transferred to our institution for hepatic transplantation before her diagnosis was established. As a result of rapid identification of the microorganism and supportive care, liver transplantation was avoided, and she recovered fully.
Keywords Bacillus cereus/isolation & purificationChildExocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency/etiologyFemaleFood Poisoning/complications/microbiology/therapyGram-Positive Bacterial Infections/complications/microbiology/therapyHumansLiver Failure, Acute/etiologyRenal Insufficiency, Acute/etiologySeizures/etiology
PMID: 18664929
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POSFAY BARBE, Klara et al. Food poisoning as a cause of acute liver failure. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2008, vol. 27, n° 9, p. 846-847. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318170f2ae https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:1254

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