Fatal acute liver failure after intravenous amiodarone administration.

@article{Li2015FatalAL,
  title={Fatal acute liver failure after intravenous amiodarone administration.},
  author={Jian-guo Li and Tie-cheng Yang and Dong-Ming Yu and Tianhua Ren},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2015},
  volume={114 3},
  pages={
          294-6
        }
}
Acute hepatotoxicity is a rare adverse effect of intravenous administration of amiodarone, but may be fatal if not recognized early and treated in a timely manner. Herein we report two cases of acute liver failure after intravenous administration of amiodarone. One patient with cerebral infarction was admitted to our emergency department. He received intravenous amiodarone for the acute heart failure with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). The patient developed acute liver failure (ALF) and… Expand
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