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Acute hepatitis induced by glatiramer acetate.
Bmj Case Reports
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Glatiramer acetate, a mixture of synthetic polypeptides able to prevent autoimmune encephalomyelitis in experimental models, is used as a treatment for patients with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. We report one case of glatiramer acetate induced hepatitis. Liver biopsy was consistent with a diagnosis of drug induced hepatitis and alanine aminotransferase returned to normal values after treatment discontinuation. The present case should serve as a warning that glatiramer acetate may cause acute liver disease.
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