We present a case of a 49-year-old woman diagnosed with aquaporin-4 antibody-positive transverse myelitis, who developed a significant transaminitis 2 months after commencing mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) as a steroid-sparing agent. No other risk factors were identified, a blood liver panel was negative and liver biopsy showed features compatible with drug-induced liver injury (DILI). MMF was stopped with a corresponding normalisation of serum alanine aminotransferase over the next 2 months. This case highlights MMF as a rare cause of DILI and provides justification for monitoring of liver biochemistry on therapy.
- drugs: gastrointestinal system
- unwanted effects / adverse reactions
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Contributors MF and AI planned and wrote the case report. SD provided the images included in the report. WG treated the patient and edited the case report.
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Competing interests None declared.
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