A 27-year-old man who died of acute liver failure probably due to trichloroethylene abuse

Akinobu Takaki, Hideyuki Suzuki, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Tomoko Takigawa, Keiki Ogino, Hiroaki Matsuda, Takahito Yagi, Motohiko Hanazaki, Hideki Nakatsuka, Hiroshi Katayama, Masaki Matsumi, Bon Shoji, Ryo Terada, Haruhiko Kobashi, Kohsaku Sakaguchi

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Abstract

Acute liver failure from abuse of volatile substances is not usual. We encountered a case involving a 27-yearold man with acute liver and kidney failure followed by severe brain edema, probably caused by abuse of glue containing trichloroethylene. The clinical course was observed from the fi rst day, when serum transaminases were normal, until death on day 12. The trichloroethylene metabolite trichloroacetate was detected in his urine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008

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  • Gastroenterology

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    Takaki, A., Suzuki, H., Iwasaki, Y., Takigawa, T., Ogino, K., Matsuda, H., Yagi, T., Hanazaki, M., Nakatsuka, H., Katayama, H., Matsumi, M., Shoji, B., Terada, R., Kobashi, H., & Sakaguchi, K. (2008). A 27-year-old man who died of acute liver failure probably due to trichloroethylene abuse. Journal of Gastroenterology, 43(3), 239-242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00535-007-2146-5