Jefferson University Hospitals

Drug-Induced Hepatitis

Drug-induced hepatitis is a rare condition, yet difficult to diagnose. Jefferson hepatologists (physicians who specialize in the treatment of diseases of the liver) are experienced in diagnosing and treating drug-induced hepatitis with the goal of stopping liver damage caused by drugs or other toxic agents and preventing serious complications such as cirrhosis and liver failure. Once a diagnosis is made, the course of action is to discontinue taking the medication that caused the toxicity and monitor the liver closely while it recovers.

Our hepatologists will provide personalized care to help you manage your disease through a multifaceted approach that may include nutritional therapy, medication and, in the most severe cases, liver transplantation.