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Citation

Alhaddad OM, Elsabaawy MM, Rewisha EA, Salman TA, Kohla MA, Ehsan NA, Waked IA. Arab J Gastroenterol 2016; 17(1): 45-48.

Affiliation

Department of Hepatology, National Liver Institute, Menoufiya University, Shebeen El Kom 234511, Egypt. Electronic address: iwaked@liver-eg.org.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.ajg.2016.02.002

PMID

27049456

Abstract

Khat is consumed for recreational purposes in many countries, including Yemen, where >50% of adults chew khat leaves regularly. A wide spectrum of khat-induced liver injuries has been reported in the literature. Herein, we report two patients with khat-induced liver injury. Both patients clinically presented with acute hepatitis, one of whom showed radiological evidence of hepatic outflow obstruction. Based on the histological tests, both patients had acute hepatitis, which indicated drug-induced liver injury (DILI) on a background of chronic hepatitis and portal fibrosis; of the two, one presented with symptoms of immune-mediated liver injury.

Copyright © 2016 Arab Journal of Gastroenterology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Language: en

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