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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 236143, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/236143
Case Report

Glycogenic Hepatopathy in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, 65100 Van, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, 65100 Van, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, 65100 Van, Turkey
4Department of Gastroenterology, Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, 65100 Van, Turkey

Received 7 April 2015; Accepted 28 July 2015

Academic Editor: Mario Pirisi

Copyright © 2015 Murat Atmaca et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Glycogenic hepatopathy is a rare cause of high transaminase levels in type 1 diabetes mellitus. This condition, characterized by elevated liver enzymes and hepatomegaly, is caused by irreversible and excessive accumulation of glycogen in hepatocytes. This is a case report on a 19-year-old male case, diagnosed with glycogenic hepatopathy. After the diagnosis was documented by liver biopsy, the case was put on glycemic control which led to significant decline in hepatomegaly and liver enzymes. It was emphasized that, in type 1 diabetes mellitus cases, hepatopathy should also be considered in the differential diagnoses of elevated liver enzyme and hepatomegaly.