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BACKGROUND & AIMS The Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network is conducting a prospective study of patients with DILI in the United States. We present characteristics and subgroup analyses from the first 1257 patients enrolled in the study. METHODS In an observational longitudinal study, we began collecting data on eligible individuals with suspected DILI in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Rare cases of azithromycin-induced hepatotoxicity have been reported, with variable clinical and histologic features. We characterized clinical features and outcomes of azithromycin-induced liver injury. METHODS We identified patients with azithromycin-induced liver injury from the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network Prospective Study who(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The diagnosis of drug-induced liver injury relies on exclusion of other causes, including viral hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has been proposed as another cause of suspected drug-induced liver disease. We assessed the frequency of HEV infection among patients with drug-induced liver injury in the United States.(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Little is known about the incidence of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) and risk factors for adverse outcomes. We evaluated short-term outcomes of a large cohort of patients with DILI enrolled in an ongoing multicenter prospective study. METHODS Data were collected from 660 adults with definite, highly likely, or probable DILI.(More)
UNLABELLED Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United-States. The aim of the study was to describe serum immune profiles associated with acute DILI, to investigate whether there are profiles associated with clinical features or types of DILI and/or with prognosis, and to assess temporal changes in levels.(More)
UNLABELLED The HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) are widely prescribed for patients with hyperlipidemia and are generally well tolerated. Mild elevations in serum aminotransferases arise in up to 3% of treated patients, but clinically apparent drug-induced liver injury is rare. The aim of this study is to report the presenting features and outcomes of(More)
UNLABELLED Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is considered to be a diagnosis of exclusion. Liver biopsy may contribute to diagnostic accuracy, but the histological features of DILI and their relationship to biochemical parameters and outcomes are not well defined. We have classified the pathological pattern of liver injury and systematically evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Cephalosporin antibiotics are popular because they have a broad spectrum of activity and are generally well tolerated; however, cephalosporin-induced liver injury is considered rare. We describe a new syndrome associated with a single intravenous dose of cefazolin and the clinical features of cephalosporin-induced liver injury. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The spectrum and severity of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) in children are not well established. PATIENTS AND METHODS The DILIN (Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network) Prospective Study is a longitudinal multicenter study designed to determine the etiologies, risk factors, and outcomes of suspected DILI. Between September 2004 and(More)