Liver transplantation for disulfiram-induced hepatic failure

John M. Rabkin, Christopher L. Corless, Susan L. Orloff, Kent G. Benner, Ken D. Flora, Hugo R. Rosen, Ali J. Olyaei

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Fulminant hepatitis is a rare but potentially fatal adverse reaction that may occur after the use of disulfiram. A patient without a known history of liver disease was transplanted for fulminant hepatic failure secondary to disulfiram. A high index of suspicion and aggressive therapeutic approaches are essential for the prompt diagnosis and treatment of disulfiram-induced hepatic failure. The clinical presentation, histopathology, treatment, and all cases of disulfiram-induced hepatic failure reported in the English literature are reviewed. The role of orthotopic liver transplantation in a case of disulfiram-induced hepatic failure is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)830-831
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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