Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 265–268

Fasting in obesity

Another cause of liver injury with alcoholic hyaline?
  • Jean-Pierre Capron
  • Jacques Delamarre
  • Jean-Louis Dupas
  • Alain Braillon
  • Claude Degott
  • Cyprien Quenum
Case Report

Summary

The authors report the case of a 23-year-old obese nonalcoholic woman who developed severe liver damage resembling alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis after multiple attempts at weight reduction. It is suggested that repeated episodes of starvation and malnutrition can induce the development of alcoholic-like liver injury in some overweight patients. This report could serve as a warning against unbalanced and uncontrolled self-treatment of obesity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Capron
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jacques Delamarre
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jean-Louis Dupas
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alain Braillon
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Claude Degott
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Cyprien Quenum
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinique Médicale ACentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAmiens CedexFrance
  2. 2.Service Central d'Anatomie PathologiqueCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAmiens CedexFrance
  3. 3.Service Central d'Anatomie PathologiqueHôpital BeaujonClichyFrance

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