Glycogenic hepatopathy, an underdiagnosed cause of relapsing hepatitis in uncontrolled type 1 diabetes mellitus

Ahmed A. Al Sarkhy, Zafar A. Zaidi, Amir M. Babiker

Abstract


Glycogenic hepatopathy is a rare condition that causes significant hepatomegaly and elevated liver enzyme levels in uncontrolled type 1 diabetic patients. It develops due to excessive accumulation of glycogen in the hepatocytes. It is typically reversible with good glycemic control and rarely progresses to mild fibrosis, but not cirrhosis.

 

Saudi Med J 2017; Vol. 38 (1): 89-92

doi: 10.15537/smj.2017.1.15934


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Al Sarkhy AA, Zaidi ZA, Babiker AM. Glycogenic hepatopathy, an underdiagnosed cause of relapsing hepatitis in uncontrolled type 1 diabetes mellitus. Saudi Med J. 2017 Jan;38(1):89-92. doi: 10.15537/smj.2017.1.15934.


Keywords


Glycohen hepatopathy; Type 1 diabetes mellitus; relapsing hepatitis; underdiagnosed cause;

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