ischemic hepatitis


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ischemic hepatitis

Acute, severe liver injury that results from an episode of hypotension, typically in someone with underlying heart or lung disease. This type of hepatitis may result in bleeding, encephalopathy, coma, or death. Synonym: hypoxic hepatitis
See also: hepatitis
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In conclusion, clinicians must beware of ischemic hepatitis and hepatic infarction as possible complications in victims of severe PPH.
In some cases, the damage to the liver is direct; this is typical of hepatitis due to toxins (primarily acetaminophen) (3) or to shock (ischemic hepatitis or shock liver).