Journal Article

Severe Hepatic Injury Associated with Lipid Formulations of Amphotericin B

M. Ellis, A. Shamoon, W. Gorka, F. Zwaan and B. al-Ramadi

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 5, pages e87-e89
Published in print March 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319201
Severe Hepatic Injury Associated with Lipid Formulations of Amphotericin B

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A 14-year-old girl with leukemia had Doppler ultrasound evidence of hepatic necrosis, thought to be caused by a lipid formulation of amphotericin B, which has not been previously reported. It seems prudent to exert caution when retreating patients with previous hepatocellular damage with lipid formulations of amphotericin B.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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