Drug-induced injury in the gastrointestinal tract

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Abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract due to drug-induced injuries are common and often have important clinical consequences. Medications may cause damage by direct corrosive effects on mucosae or by alter processes, mucosal immunity, and local environmental conditions. The aim of this review is to guide practicing pathologists in the identification of drug-related injuries in gastrointestinal mucosal biopsies and resection specimens. Common causes of injury and their gross, endoscopic, and microscopic features are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Colchicine
  • Kayexalate
  • Mycophenolate mofetil
  • Olmesartan
  • Paclitaxel
  • Tetracycline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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