Chronic active hepatitis caused by nitrofurantoin: a case report

A case of nitrofurantoin-induced chronic active hepatitis in a woman of 79 years is presented. The patient recovered spontaneously when the drug was withdrawn. Liver function tests should be performed on patients undergoing intermittent treatment with nitrofurantoin.

Published in: South African medical journal Vol. 67; no. 4; p. 125
Main Authors: Burger, H C, Meiring, J L, Nel, P J
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
Published: South Africa 01-26-1985
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Summary: A case of nitrofurantoin-induced chronic active hepatitis in a woman of 79 years is presented. The patient recovered spontaneously when the drug was withdrawn. Liver function tests should be performed on patients undergoing intermittent treatment with nitrofurantoin.
ISSN: 0256-9574