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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(5), 115-118
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-5-2
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Drug Induced Liver Injury due to Hydralazine: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Evan Botti MD1, Michelle Likhtshteyn MD1, , Ghulam Ilyas MD2, Evan Marzouk1 and Kakin R. Iong MD1

1Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, United States

2Department of Pathology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, United States

Pub. Date: March 10, 2020

Cite this paper:
Evan Botti MD, Michelle Likhtshteyn MD, Ghulam Ilyas MD, Evan Marzouk and Kakin R. Iong MD. Drug Induced Liver Injury due to Hydralazine: A Case Report and Review of Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(5):115-118. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-5-2


Drug Induced Liver Injury (DILI)accounts for around 11% of all Acute Liver Failure (ALF)cases and are usually associated with over the counter supplements [1]. Hepatotoxicity due to Hydralazine is not commonly reported [2]. Often times DILI may have variable presentations and latency times, making diagnosis difficult. Here we present a 70-year-oldfemale with multiple medical problems who presented to the hospital with jaundice and abdominal pain and concluded to have hydralazine induced liver injury.

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