Focal destructive cholangiopathy associated with amoxycillin/clavulanic acid (Augmentin).
Amoxycillin/clavulanic acid (Augmentin) has been widely used as a broad spectrum antibiotic since its introduction in 1981, since which time a number of reports of adverse hepatic reaction to the drug combination have been published. This paper describes five patients presenting with cholestatic illness within 8 weeks of a course of amoxycillin/clavulanic acid. The clinical picture indicated a direct link between the illness and the drug combination. Hepatic histology revealed a distinctive f...Expand abstract
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