Plasmapheresis for refractory pruritus due to drug-induced cholestasis

Hasan Al-Azzawi, Ruchi Patel, Gagan Sood, Sumit Kapoor

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Pruritus can be a distressing symptom seen in various cholestatic disorders. It is treated with medications like bile acid sequestrants. Drug-induced cholestasis usually resolves with withdrawal of the causative medication. We describe a case of refractory pruritus due to drug-induced cholestasis, not improved with withdrawal of the drug, managed effectively with multiple sessions of plasmapheresis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-818
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 6 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cholestasis
  • Drug-induced cholestasis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pruritus
  • Refractory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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