Which illicit drugs may cause idiosyncratic hypersensitivity reactions and acute liver failure (ALF)?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Illicit drugs that have been associated with idiosyncratic hypersensitivity reactions include the following:

  • Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine [MDMA])

  • Cocaine (may be the result of hepatic ischemia)


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