Case Report

Drug-Induced Liver Injury Caused by the Histrelin (Vantus®) Subcutaneous Implant

Authors: Jonathan M. Ricker, DO, William F. Foody, MD, Nathan M. Shumway, DO, Janet C. Shaw, MD


Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is the leading cause of acute hepatic failure in the United States. Up to 13% of acute liver failure cases occur due to drugs other than acetaminophen. This clinical diagnosis, made after other causes of liver injury have been excluded, requires establishing a causal relationship between drug exposure and liver injury. The case of a patient with liver injury following a subcutaneous histrelin (Vantus®) implant as therapy for advanced prostate cancer is presented.

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