Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 213–216

Armanni-Ebstein lesion, ketoacidosis and starvation in a child

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12024-010-9213-6

Cite this article as:
Milroy, C.M. & Parai, J.L. Forensic Sci Med Pathol (2011) 7: 213. doi:10.1007/s12024-010-9213-6


The Armanni- Ebstein lesion was first reported in 1877 and has been associated with deaths due to diabetic ketoacidosis. The lesion consists of subnuclear vacuolation of the kidneys, which contain fat. We report a case of the Armanni- Ebstein lesion in a non-diabetic child with documented ketoacidosis who died of starvation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, Division of Anatomical PathologyThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada
  2. 2.The Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada