Blunt Force Injury of the Abdomen Complicating Previously Undiagnosed Peliosis Hepatis in a 2-Year-Old Female

    Volume 50, Issue 4 (July 2005)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 25 May 2005

    Page Count: 3


    Schmidt, CJ
    Wayne County Medical Examiner Office, Detroit, MI

    Pasquale-Styles, MA
    Wayne County Medical Examiner Office, Detroit, MI

    (Received 6 November 2004; accepted 29 January 2005)

    Abstract

    Peliosis hepatis is an abnormal accumulation of blood-filled lakes in the liver that is most commonly seen in adults and is generally associated with chronic wasting diseases, use of androgenic steroids or bacterial infection. Few cases have been reported in children.We report a case of a 2-year-old female with no past medical history who presented with homicidal blunt force abdominal injury. The autopsy revealed lacerations in the liver and previously undiagnosed peliosis hepatis. 1 Wayne County Medical Examiner Office, 1300 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207.


    Paper ID: JFS2004473

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2004473

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    Title Blunt Force Injury of the Abdomen Complicating Previously Undiagnosed Peliosis Hepatis in a 2-Year-Old Female
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