DILI Annals of Gastro

Jan 28, 2019George Potamitis


A previously healthy 16 year old Caucasian male presented to the GP with flu-like symptoms. After the patient has been treated with Azithromycin and Co-Amoxiclav, he developed deteriorating symptoms that resembled liver failure. After the conduction of the appropriate screening tests, the diagnosis of drug induced liver injury was established and the patient underwent liver transplantation. Many different case reports have been published suggesting antibiotics can cause liver injury mainly in older patients. This case report illustrates the importance of early diagnosis and management of a young patient presenting with drug induced liver injury symptoms.

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