Title

Green Neutrophilic Inclusions and Acute Hepatic Failure: Clinical Significance and Brief Review of the Literature.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Abstract

Medical literature has documented an association between acute hepatic failure and coarse, bright-green neutrophilic inclusions. Upon identification of these unique inclusions patients have been reported to have poor outcomes and usually die within 24-72 hours. The exact nature of these inclusions has yet to be determined; it is postulated that they arise from lipofusion-like substance. Here, we describe five cases of acute hepatic failure, with associated bright-green neutrophilic inclusions, where four patients survived beyond the ominous 72-hour window period.

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