Hepatotoxicity Induced by Anti-Tubercular Drugs Therapy: A Case Report
Anti-tubercular therapy induced liver injury (ATTILI) is the most important risk for the past many years. Many pre-existing factors and conditions like persisting liver injury, female gender, alcohol abuse etc. are important risk factors for the ATT induce liver injury. I read many case reports and literature review for the drugs induce liver injury, and concluded the results, ATT drugs are the most responsible for the liver injury during the therapy periods. The present case was 42-year-old male patient and known case of pulmonary tuberculosis, patients were on the ATT drugs therapy in the last 14 days. After few days of therapy, he produced signs of vomiting (multiple episode), fever (high grade), abdomen pain, coughing, loss of appetite, epigastric discomforts & generalized weakness. On general examination the patient was found to produce signs of Jaundice with yellowish appearance of the sclera. Pulmonologist had firstly withdrawal the anti-tubercular drugs therapy and started the modified anti-tubercular drugs therapy. As a Clinical pharmacist we advise the patients & patients relatives, proper monitoring of liver and renal function test should also be carried out by the health care professional specialist from time to time in order to avoid critical situations.
Keywords: Anti-tubercular therapy, Anti-tubercular therapy induced liver injury, Pulmonologist, Hepatotoxicity.
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