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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2017, Article ID 7651387, 3 pages
Case Report

Glycogenic Hepatopathy: Resolution with Minimal Glucose Control

Gastroenterology Department, Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Abhimanyu Chandel; lim.liam@lim.lednahc.uynamihba

Received 12 February 2017; Accepted 9 April 2017; Published 26 April 2017

Academic Editor: Luca Aldrighetti

Copyright © 2017 Abhimanyu Chandel 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.


We describe a presentation of glycogenic hepatopathy in a poorly controlled type I diabetic patient. As patients with glycogenic hepatopathy often have nonspecific complaints, diagnosis tends to be delayed and laboratory and imaging data are often indistinguishable from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Our patient’s diagnosis of glycogenic hepatopathy required a liver biopsy, which demonstrated the characteristic pathology. Her symptoms resolved with minimal alteration to her insulin regimen and only slightly improved glucose control.