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J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 Jul;42(6):662-6. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e3181595b7c.

Type I autoimmune hepatitis presenting with acute liver failure in the setting of wild mushroom ingestion.

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Department of Medicine, Section of Digestive, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8019, USA.Jason.Rogart@yale.edu

Abstract

Type I autoimmune hepatitis usually has an indolent presentation and course, and is classically thought of as a disease of young women, but can in fact occur across all age ranges. Although its etiology remains unclear, it is hypothesized that an environmental antigen may trigger the disease in a genetically susceptible individual. Here, we report the unusual case of a woman in her seventh decade who presented with acute liver failure as her initial manifestation of autoimmune hepatitis, and who had been a long-time ingestor of hand-picked, wild mushrooms.

PMID:
18496396
PMCID:
PMC3762257
DOI:
10.1097/MCG.0b013e3181595b7c
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