Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 282--284

Hyperglycemia in a child with hepatic encephalopathy


Aliyu Ibrahim, Akhiwu O Helen, Mustafa O Asani 
 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Aliyu Ibrahim
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Nigeria

Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious life-threatening complication of liver disease. It is often associated with hypoglycemia in majority of cases. However, we report the case of a 3-year-old boy with hepatitis-B-virus-related chronic liver disease who presented with hepatic encephalopathy stage-three precipitated by malaria, who developed hyperglycemia while on admission. He was hepatitis B surface antigen positive and had two pluses (++) of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasitaemia on peripheral film with deranged liver function tests and elevated serum lipase. He was managed conservatively; later, after recovering completely he was discharged home.


How to cite this article:
Ibrahim A, Helen AO, Asani MO. Hyperglycemia in a child with hepatic encephalopathy.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2013;2:282-284


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Ibrahim A, Helen AO, Asani MO. Hyperglycemia in a child with hepatic encephalopathy. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];2:282-284
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