Hepatitis, arthritis and lupus cell phenomena caused by methyldopa
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- Eliastam, M. & Holmes, A.W. Digest Dis Sci (1971) 16: 1014. doi:10.1007/BF02235014
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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.