Acute liver failure: an uncommon complication of commonly used medication Article (Faculty180)

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  • Bawany, Muhammad Z; Bhutto, Burhan; Youssef, Wael I; Nawras, Ali; Sodeman, Thomas


  • The incidence of drug-related acute liver failure is approximately 14 per 100,000 populations. Drug-induced liver injury may take place through a variety of mechanism. Withdrawal of the offending agent may result in complete recovery. Clindamycin is known to cause mild derangement of liver function; however, acute liver injury causing severe derangement of liver function associated with encephalopathy is uncommon.

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