The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 1014–1018

Hepatitis, arthritis and lupus cell phenomena caused by methyldopa

Authors

  • Michael Eliastam
    • From the Section of Hepatology, Department of MedicineRush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  • A. W. Holmes
    • From the Section of Hepatology, Department of MedicineRush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF02235014

Cite this article as:
Eliastam, M. & Holmes, A.W. Digest Dis Sci (1971) 16: 1014. doi:10.1007/BF02235014

Summary

A patient is described who developed hepatocellular jaundice after methyldopa was administered. When the drug was again prescribed, hepatitis recurred. This exacerbation, along with transient arthritis, antinuclear antibodies and positive LE cell tests, document this as a case of hepatotoxicity due to methyldopa.

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© Hoeber Medical Division • Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1971