What is the role of aminoglycoside antibiotics in the treatment of cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Aminoglycoside antibiotics are considered obligate nephrotoxins in patients with cirrhosis and should be avoided. Low-dose estrogens and progesterone appear to be safe in the setting of liver disease.

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