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Excessive generalized fat embolism in acutely dystrophic fat liver (author's transl)
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  834157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have reported about a 63 year old woman, who, 1 to 2 hours after a meal containing mushrooms, became acutely ill, sank into uncontrollable shock, and died 24 hours later. Autoptically was found an acute yellow liver dystrophy in a previously existing fatty liver. Etiologically an intoxication by Amanita phalloides could be excluded as well as any other exogenic intoxication. The cause of the acute liver dystrophy was most probably a fulminant virus hepatitis. The decay of the fatty liver cells led to an unusally severe generalized fat embolism, which morphologically is regarded as the cause of death.
F Schulz; E Hildebrand
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medizinische Klinik     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0025-8458     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Klin     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-21     Completed Date:  1977-03-21     Revised Date:  2007-08-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376637     Medline TA:  Med Klin     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  59-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Exzessive generalisierte Fettembolie bei akut dystrophischer Fettleber
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Embolism, Fat / etiology*,  pathology
Expert Testimony
Fatty Liver / complications*,  pathology
Forensic Medicine
Hepatitis, Viral, Human / complications
Kidney Glomerulus / pathology
Liver / pathology
Liver Diseases / complications*,  etiology
Lung / pathology
Middle Aged
Mushroom Poisoning / diagnosis
Poisoning / diagnosis
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  pathology

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