Zidovudine-induced hepatitis

J. D. Gradon, E. K. Chapnick, D. V. Sepkowitz

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A case of acute hepatitis induced by zidovudine in a 38-year-old patient with AIDS is presented. The mechanism whereby the hepatitis was induced is not known. However, the patient tolerated well an alternative reverse transcriptase inhibitor, 2' 3' dideoxyinosine. Physicians caring for patients with AIDS should be aware of this hitherto rarely reported complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-318
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes



  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis
  • Zidovudine (AZT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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Gradon, J. D., Chapnick, E. K., & Sepkowitz, D. V. (1992). Zidovudine-induced hepatitis. Journal of Internal Medicine, 231(3), 317-318.