Abstract Title:

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

Abstract Source:

Ann Clin Biochem. 2005 Sep ;42(Pt 5):402-4. PMID: 16168199

Abstract Author(s):

Charles van Heyningen

Article Affiliation:

Clinical Laboratories, University Hospital Aintree, Lower Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK. [email protected]


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.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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