Green Neutrophilic Inclusions and Acute Hepatic Failure: Clinical Significance and Brief Review of the Literature.
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.
Haberichter KL, Crisan D. Green Neutrophilic Inclusions and Acute Hepatic Failure: Clinical Significance and Brief Review of the Literature. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2017 Jan;47(1):58-61. Review. PubMed PMID: 28249918.