Drug-induced liver injury

Indira Donepudi, Hatef Massoumi, T. S. Dharmarajan, C. S. Pitchumoni

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Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a common health disorder that is unpredictable and often poorly understood in pathogenesis. DILI may result in serious, sometimes fatal liver injury in older adults. Recognizing the relationship of medications to hepatic injury and prompt cessation of the responsible drug may result in spontaneous resolution in most, although a return to normal liver function may take months. Antimicrobials and acetaminophen account for a large proportion of DILI. Detailed history and exclusion of competing causes help make the diagnosis. DILI may also result from herbal and dietary supplements, emphasizing the need to enquire about all prescribed and over-the-counter medications, including supplements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Gastroenterology
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781441916235
ISBN (Print)9781441916228
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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