oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Toxic hepatitis due to paraminosalicylic acid

Volume 7, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A review of the literature on toxic hepatitis due to P.A.S. therapy is given. In view of the prevalence of tuberculosis in the Federation and therefore the use of large quantities of P.A.S., it is important to realise that toxic hepatitis can follow the use of this drug. However, P.A.S. remains a comparatively safe drug the usefulness of which outweighs the possibility of occasional severe reaction.

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