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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 13. No. 1, 2008

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2008;13:46-52

Case Report

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: An Unusual Presentation of Chronic Hypervitaminosis A

VWS Lau, DCY Lau, KF Huen


Abstract

Vitamin supplementation is a frequent phenomenon in Hong Kong children for various reasons. Vitamin A is amongst the most frequently used vitamin presented in various 'fish oil' supplements, and its toxicity is being widely reported in literature. Hepatopulmonary syndrome is a triad of chronic liver disease; increased alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient; and evidence of intrapulmonary vascular dilatation (IPVD), and has been reported in a number of liver diseases but not in hypervitaminosis A before. We reported a case in which a family of three sisters suffered from hepatopulmonary syndrome as a result of hypervitaminosis A.

Keyword : Hepatopulmonary syndrome; Hypervitaminosis A; Vitamin A


Abstract in Chinese

 
 

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