Plasmapheresis for refractory pruritus due to drug-induced cholestasis

Hasan Al-Azzawi, Ruchi Patel, Gagan Sood, Sumit Kapoor

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Abstract

Pruritus can be a distressing symptom seen in various cholestatic disorders. It is treated with medications like bile acid sequestrants. Drug-induced cholestasis usually resolves with withdrawal of the causative medication. We describe a case of refractory pruritus due to drug-induced cholestasis, not improved with withdrawal of the drug, managed effectively with multiple sessions of plasmapheresis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-818
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 6 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Plasmapheresis
Cholestasis
Pruritus
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Bile Acids and Salts

Keywords

  • Cholestasis
  • Drug-induced cholestasis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pruritus
  • Refractory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Plasmapheresis for refractory pruritus due to drug-induced cholestasis. / Al-Azzawi, Hasan; Patel, Ruchi; Sood, Gagan; Kapoor, Sumit.

In: Case Reports in Gastroenterology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 06.10.2016, p. 814-818.

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Al-Azzawi, Hasan ; Patel, Ruchi ; Sood, Gagan ; Kapoor, Sumit. / Plasmapheresis for refractory pruritus due to drug-induced cholestasis. In: Case Reports in Gastroenterology. 2016 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 814-818.
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