CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-69

Cholestatic presentation of yellow phosphorus poisoning


1 Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Amit Goel
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
India
Amit Goel
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-500X.124430

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Yellow phosphorus, a component of certain pesticide pastes and fireworks, is well known to cause hepatotoxicity. Poisoning with yellow phosphorus classically manifests with acute hepatitis leading to acute liver failure which may need liver transplantation. We present a case of yellow phosphorus poisoning in which a patient presented with florid clinical features of cholestasis highlighting the fact that cholestasis can rarely be a presenting feature of yellow phosphorus hepatotoxicity.


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