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Systematic review of severe acute liver injury caused by terbinafine.
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PMID:  24986266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background Terbinafine is an effective antimicrobial agent against dermatophytes, cryptococcus and other fungi. It is the preferred drug to treat onychomycosis. However, severe acute hepatitis from oral terbinafine administration has been recently reported. Aim To describe a representative case, and review the literature regarding the best evidence on treatment and prognosis of severe acute hepatitis caused by oral terbinafine. Methods The literature was searched for publications on severe hepatitis caused by terbinafine using MEDLINE, China Biology Medicine Disc, and the VIP Medical Information Resource System. Related references were searched manually. Results Seventeen English and three Chinese references of case reports were included after eliminating duplicate publications. No randomized control studies were found. Liver enzyme levels were found to have been increased significantly. Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated cholestasis. Conclusions Severe acute liver injury is a known, but unusual complication of terbinafine exposure. The prognosis is often good with appropriate treatment. Liver function assessment before treatment and periodic monitoring 4-6 weeks after initiation of treatment is recommended.
Authors:
Jun Yan; Xiaolin Wang; Shengli Chen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-2
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Title:  International journal of clinical pharmacy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2210-7711     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Pharm     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101554912     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pharm     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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