An autopsy case of congenital cirrhosis of the liver of unknown origin in a 7 day old boy is described. The baby was admitted because of hyperbilirubinemia. The presence of Rh isoimmunization was excluded on the basis of the negative direct Coombs' test and compatibility of the mother-child blood group constellation. Jaundice was assumed to be due to immaturity of the liver. Death of the child was caused by circulatory and respiratory insufficiency, probably triggered or aggravated by kernicterus. Histologically, no giant cells were found and there was no evidence of acute inflammatory reaction. The case seems to be an example of idiopathic neonatal cirrhosis of the liver.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Morphologiai es Igazsagugyi Orvosi Szemle|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1974|
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