Acute hepatitis associated with oral levofloxacin therapy in a hemodialysis patient. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Levofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic commonly used to treat respiratory, urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue infections. Levofloxacin is generally well tolerated and has fewer reported side effects than other fluoroquinolones. We present a case of levofloxacin-associated severe hepatocellular injury. The hepatitis resolved soon after discontinuation of levofloxacin.

publication date

  • April 1, 2003

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