Scientific article

Food poisoning as a cause of acute liver failure

Published inThe Pediatric infectious disease journal, vol. 27, no. 9, p. 846-847
Publication date2008

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.

  • Bacillus cereus/isolation & purification
  • Child
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency/etiology
  • Female
  • Food Poisoning/complications/microbiology/therapy
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/complications/microbiology/therapy
  • Humans
  • Liver Failure, Acute/etiology
  • Renal Insufficiency, Acute/etiology
  • Seizures/etiology
Citation (ISO format)
POSFAY BARBE, Klara et al. Food poisoning as a cause of acute liver failure. In: The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2008, vol. 27, n° 9, p. 846–847. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318170f2ae
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ISSN of the journal0891-3668

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