TITLE

ACUTE CHOLESTATIC HEPATITIS ASSOCIATED WITH ATORVOSTATIN

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents the case of a 57 year old woman with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia who was commenced on atorvostatin 10 mg daily. There was no history of excess alcohol consumption. Four weeks later, she presented with jaundice and dark urine. Clinical examination was normal. A liver biopsy showed an acute cholestatic hepatitis. The atorvostatin was withdrawn and the liver function tests improved markedly. The article concludes that clinicians should be aware of the ability of atorvostotin and other statins to cause a cholestatic hepatitis with favourable clinical outcome after drug withdrawal.
ACCESSION #
13219294

 

Related Articles

  • Kavain.  // Reactions Weekly;10/7/2006, Issue 1122, p13 

    The article presents a case report of a woman who developed acute hepatitis after receiving hypericum and concomitant kavain for exhaustion and stress. Diagnosis showed she has discrete jaundice of her sclerae. Kavain was stopped. She started receiving prednisolone, azathioprine and...

  • Fatal Hepatitis in Saudi Arabian Women. Gelpi, A. P. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1970, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p41 

    A retrospective study of mortality from viral hepatitis was carried out on a group of Saudi Arabian patients admitted to the medical facilities of the Arabian American Oil Company over a 10-year period. Although an unexpectedly high mortality was observed among women generally, an alarmingly...

  • EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT.  // Gut;Oct2007, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p1425 

    The article presents an answer to the quiz concerning jaundice on patients with hepatitis B. At this point, the diagnosis of intraductal polypoid lesion was suspected, and the patient underwent common bile duct exploration that revealed a polypoid turnout protruding from the left hepatic duct. A...

  • A shot for kids helps adults. Harrar, Sarí N. // Prevention;Mar2006, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p37 

    This article presents the latest medical thinking in the prevention of hepatitis A. The Centers for Disease Control is recommending that children be immunized to prevent the spread of the disease to caregivers who change their diapers. Although harmless to the children, hepatitis A can cause...

  • Multiphase contrast-enhanced CT of the liver with a multislice CT scanner. Itoh, Shigeki; Ikeda, Mitsuru; Achiwa, Masataka; Ota, Toyohiro; Satake, Hiroko; Ishigaki, Takeo // European Radiology;May2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p1085 

    Our objective was to assess the effects of the injection rate of contrast material and of a 5% dextrose flush on enhancement in multiphase hepatic CT using a multislice CT scanner. Most patients had chronic hepatitis and/or liver cirrhosis. One hundred eighty examinations, in which two...

  • hepatitis.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1058 

    An encyclopedia entry for the medical term "hepatitis" is presented. It refers to an inflammation of the liver caused by exposure to an infectious agent like toxin or a drug. The signs of acute cases include jaundice, hepatic enlargement, and occasional bleeding. Information is also presented on...

  • Serum Guanase in Diagnosis of Liver Disease∗. Coodley, Eugene L. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul1968, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p55 

    Presents a study on the liver enzyme serum guanase on jaundiced patients with hepatitis. Reason for the difficulty in detecting changes in liver structure and function; Methodology of the study; Results of guanase test on the patients.

  • hep·a·ti·tis.  // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p164 

    A definition of the term "hepatitis" is presented. It refers to the inflammation of the liver, usually caused by infection with a virus. It is characterized by jaundice, fever, and weakness throughout the body.

  • Stay safe from hepatitis.  // Prevention India;Jun2013, p7 

    The article presents information related to hepatitis viral disease and gives suggestions to prevent it. It is noted that unless there is a jaundice outbreak, viral hepatitis creeps up slowly and silently and gets little attention. It is mentioned that the hepatitis E virus (HEV) is largely...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics