Fatty infiltration of the liver in severely burned pediatric patients: autopsy findings and clinical implications

Juan P. Barret, Marc G. Jeschke, David N. Herndon

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Abstract

Trauma induces hypermetabolic responses that are characterized by the mobilization of all available substrates. The marked increase of peripheral lipolysis after a burn can lead to the development of fatty liver, which has been associated with immunodepression and increased mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-739
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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