Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101-103

Leukemoid reaction in a patient with severe alcoholic hepatitis: A case report and review of literature

1 Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Nikhil Gupta
Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi - 110 095
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.167968

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Alcoholic hepatitis is a clinicopathologic syndrome that results from active alcohol consumption in a patient with or without underlying alcoholic liver disease. Leukemoid reaction has been described as an adverse prognostic factor in severe alcoholic hepatitis. We describe a case of 40-year-old male who had severe alcoholic hepatitis and on investigations was found to have leukemoid reaction. The patient improved with steroids, and hence we report this case to create awareness among physicians dealing with such cases.

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