Halothane hepatitis | definition of halothane hepatitis by Medical dictionary
hal·o·thane hep·a·ti·tis [MIM*234350]
hepatocellular damage said to result from the administration of halothane anesthesia.
halothane hepatitis A potentially fatal hepatitis evoked by halothane, a carbon tetrachloride-related halocarbon used as a maintenance anesthetic–thiopental is often used for induction
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As would be expected with idiosyncratic injury, halothane hepatitis is non-dose-related and exceedingly rare ; however, it exhibits characteristics of both idiosyncratic and intrinsic liver injury .
Halothane hepatitis: a model of immune mediated drug hepatotoxicity.
in three pairs of closely related females.