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[Liver cirrhosis and granulomatous hepatitis after prolonged ingestion of lysine acetylsalicylate]

Author(s): D'Abrigeon G, Blanc P, Durand L, Larrey D, Michel H

Affiliation(s): Service d'Hepato-Gastroenterologie, Institut des Maladies de l'Appareil Digestif, Montpellier.

Publication date & source: 1995-11, Gastroenterol Clin Biol., 19(11):944-7.

Publication type: Case Reports

We report the case of a 75-year-old woman who was hospitalized for serum aminotransferase elevation. She had taken 1 g/d of salicylate therapy (Aspegic 1000) for 5 years, clorazepate for 10 years, naftidrofuryl for 8 months and quinapril for 3 months. Liver histology showed cirrhosis and granulomatous hepatitis. Discontinuation of salicylate therapy resulted in normalization of liver tests, although other drug administration was pursued. This observation suggests that salicylate therapy can induce cirrhosis.

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