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Ron Shaoul, MD


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Reversibility of TPN-Induced Cholestasis

July 27, 2009

A 6-month-old boy was hospitalized because of fever and suspected central line sepsis. He had been receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) since shortly after birth following a small-bowel resection, which was performed to repair a midgut volvulus. Abdominal ultrasonographic findings after the procedure were normal. The infant was born at term after an uneventful pregnancy and delivery. Alkaline phosphatase and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase levels were elevated, without hyperbilirubinemia. An ultrasonogram showed hyperhomogeneous and nonhomogeneous echogenicities of the liver, consistent with fatty changes and fibrosis.

Ménétrier Disease

October 01, 2008

A previously healthy 16-month-old boy was hospitalized because of vomiting of 10 days' duration, fever of 4 days' duration (temperature up to 38.6°C [101.4°F]), and watery diarrhea. He also had had a maculopapular rash, which resolved the day before presentation. Family history was unremarkable.