A case of amoxicillin-induced hepatocellular liver injury with bile-duct damage.

Ju Seung Kim, Young Rock Jang, Ji Won Lee, Jin Yong Kim, Young Kul Jung, Dong Hae Chung, Oh Sang Kwon, Yun Soo Kim, Duck Joo Choi, Ju Hyun Kim

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    Abstract

    Amoxicillin, an antibiotic that is widely prescribed for various infections, is associated with a very low rate of drug-induced liver injury; hepatitis and cholestasis are rare complications. Here we present a case of a 39-year-old woman who was diagnosed with abdominal actinomycosis and received amoxicillin treatment. The patient displayed hepatocellular and bile-duct injury, in addition to elevated levels of liver enzymes. The patient was diagnosed with amoxicillin-induced cholestatic hepatitis. When amoxicillin was discontinued, the patient's symptoms improved and her liver enzyme levels reduced to near to the normal range.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)229-232
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe Korean journal of hepatology
    Volume17
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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