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Idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury is a diagnosis of exclusion, expert says

October 23, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Due to its nature, idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury is a diagnosis of exclusion, making it elusive and clinically challenging.

“You have patients with drug-induced liver injury in your practice,” Naga P. Chalasani, MD, a professor of cellular and integrative physiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington, Ind., said in the David Y. Graham Lecture during the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. “Idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury remains a clinical and basic science challenge.”

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