Drugs and liver damage

J. Neuberger

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Drugs and liver damage

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Case History—A 22 yr old man, being treated for pulmonary tuberculosis, now presenting with confusion and jaundice.

Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is relatively uncommon but can very rarely be fatal. Almost all patterns of liver disease can be induced by drugs, and some drugs may be associated with more than one type of reaction. Some cases of DILI have a genetic component. Most cases present with jaundice and/or hepatitis....

Chapter.  4856 words. 

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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