A patient had granulomatous reactions in the liver and lymph nodes associated with fever, skin rash, jaundice, and interstitial pneumonitis following a 2-gm dose of sulfadimethoxine (Madribon). The clinical signs, abnormal laboratory findings, and pathological lesions subsided spontaneously three weeks after drug ingestion. This communication represents, to our knowledge, the first instance of sulfadimethoxine-induced hepatitis and the first antemortem documentation of visceral granulomatous reactions produced by sulfonamides. The rapid and spontaneous improvement in clinical and biochemical findings appears to indicate a reversible nature of the lesions.
Espiritu CR, Kim TS, Levine RA. Granulomatous Hepatitis Associated With Sulfadimethoxine Hypersensitivity. JAMA. 1967;202(10):985–988. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130230111028
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