WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.66, no.1, pp.165-167, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
Hypotension, hypoxia or hypotension and hypoxia together may lead to ischaemic hepatitis; hypotension is often as a result of cardiovascular diseases. Ischaemic hepatitis not due to the cirrhotic process or malignancy but due to acute thrombosis of the portal venous system is rare. In this article, we present a case of acute ischaemic hepatitis due to an acute thrombus developing after a ketoacidosis coma which was thought to have triggered this event. Other reasons which could have triggered this event, such as a thrombophilia and cirrhosis or malignancy, were excluded.