Drug-induced acute autoimmune hepatitis during combination therapy with atorvastatin and ezetimibe

van Heyningen, Charles
September 2005
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry;Sep2005, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p402
Academic Journal
A case is presented of a patient who developed acute hepatitis during cholesterol-lowering treatment with atorvastatin and ezetimibe. Further investigations reveal a probable drug-induced autoimmune hepatitis, and ezetimibe is considered to be the most likely causal agent. This case is the first report of an autoimmune hepatitis associated with ezetimibe therapy.


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