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RUCAM in children

Hoi Y Tong, Carmen Díaz, Elena Collantes, Nicolás Medrano, Alberto M Borobia, Paloma Jara, Elena Ramírez
Background. Methylphenidate (MPH) is widely used in treating children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Hepatotoxicity is a rare phenomenon; only few cases are described with no liver failure. Case. We report on the case of a 12-year-old boy who received MPH for attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Two months later the patient presented with signs and symptoms of hepatitis and MPH was discontinued, showing progressive worsening and developing liver failure and a liver transplantation was required...
2015: Case Reports in Pediatrics
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