Drug-induced hepatitis - Definition

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Drug-induced hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by taking certain drugs. It may be an intolerance of the liver to a product, including liver failure, or an excess of a drug toxic to the liver. Drug-induced hepatitis can cause the destruction of liver cells, this is called cytolytic hepatitis. Some molecules such as paracetamol are toxic to the liver in high doses and may be responsible for drug-induced hepatitis.