Drug-induced hepatitis : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Jaundice
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • White or clay-colored stools

Diagnosis & Tests

Blood tests will be done to check liver function. Liver enzymes may be increased.

A physical exam may reveal an enlarged liver and abdominal tenderness in the right upper part of the belly area.


Review Date : 2/21/2009
Reviewed By : George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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