The protracted cholestatic hepatitis
observed with the use of Prostata[R] also deserves comment.
In 1997, Hamid et al (3) reported a case of persistent cholestatic hepatitis
following only a 2 week exposure to Prostata, an herbal preparation containing saw palmetto; there are, however, fewer reports of herbal medications causing acute pancreatitis.
Two of the cases presented here had jaundice; cholestatic hepatitis from EBV has recently been reviewed, although the mechanism remains obscure as there is no biliary obstruction noted on imaging studies.
10) Jaundice may be due to either cholestatic hepatitis or hemolytic anemia.
In this letter we describe an interesting case of acute cholestatic hepatitis after prolonged use of Teucrium polium as a hypolipidemic herbal remedy.
Histopathology of a liver biopsy revealed cholestatic hepatitis compatible with drug induced hepatitis (Fig.
A diagnosis of phenytoin-induced hypersensitivity reaction and acute toxic cholestatic hepatitis
due to phenytoin was made.
Ten Pas A, Quinn EL: Cholestatic hepatitis
following the administration of sodium oxacillin.