Retrospective survey of drug-induced liver disease at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town--1983-1987.


In a survey of patients admitted to the medical and surgical wards of Groote Schuur Hospital during the 5-year period 1983-1987 38 patients with severe drug-induced hepatitis were identified. Fifty-three per cent of these reactions were caused by anti-tuberculosis drugs, 21% to phenytoin and 11% to methyldopa. Whereas 82% of the patients were jaundiced… (More)


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