toxic hepatitis


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toxic hepatitis

[′täk·sik ‚hep·ə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the liver caused by chemical agents ingested or inhaled into the body, such as chlorinated hydrocarbons and some alkaloids.
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The CIOMS/RUCAM scale was used to objectively evaluate the probability of toxic hepatitis; it showed a "likely" correlation with a 5-point score, which confirmed the diagnosis of albendazole-induced toxic hepatitis with a pattern of hepatocellular damage.
Until now, worldwide, two other cases have been reported of toxic hepatitis due to albendazole (8, 9); this is the first case documenting sub-acute toxicity and which describes progressive improvement of the hepatic profile over time, after discontinuing the medication as the unique intervention.
In the present report, the development of seizures may be related to the toxic hepatitis, secondary to hypoglycemia, associated to hypoxia caused by ventricular tachycardia or effect of prostaglandin administration.
RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL OR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: In the industrial waste treatment process, the danger of developing toxic hepatitis should be kept in mind, because any subtle change of the treatment process can generate various toxic materials and threaten the workers' health.
Hepatoprotective activity of betulin was observed in rats with carbon tetrachloride-induced toxic hepatitis (Mankani et al.
The soccer hero has been sedated in an Argentinian clinic suffering from toxic hepatitis caused by alcohol abuse.
He is reportedly suffering from acute toxic hepatitis.