JAMES D. WOLFE, M.D.; ALLAN L. METZGER, M.D.; ROBERT C. GOLDSTEIN, M.D.
A 20-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus developed hepatitis while on high-dose aspirin therapy. Liver function tests indicated moderately severe hepatocellular dysfunction, which cleared after discontinuing the therapy. Subsequent rechallenge with aspirin resulted in hepatitis, proved by clinical, biochemical, and histological findings. A review of the literature suggests that salicylate-induced hepatotoxicity occurs much more frequently than previously noted. An awareness of this potential complication is important when treating patients with high doses of salicylate.
WOLFE JD, METZGER AL, GOLDSTEIN RC. Aspirin Hepatitis. Ann Intern Med. ;80:74–76. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-74
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):74-76.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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