Pelli, Nicoletta; Setti, Maurizio; Ceppa, Paola; Toncini, Carlo; Indiveri, Francesco
This paper can be accessed at: http://journals.lww.com/eurojgh/Abstract/2003/08000/Autoimmune_hepatitis_revealed_by_atorvastatin.14.aspx
This paper describes the case of autoimmune hepatitis induced by a statin.
(i) A 65-year-old woman was admitted to hospital because of fatigue, jaundice and altered liver function tests while on treatment with atorvastatin.
(ii) The doctor diagnosed autoimmune hepatitis and after investigations concluded that atorvastatin was the trigger of the disease.
The case shows the potential link between statins and autoimmune hepatitis.
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Recipe of the day
Balsamic Glazed Sticky Lamb Cutlets with Thyme
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100ml/3½floz. good, aged balsamic vinegar
30ml/2tbsp fermented soy sauce
25g/1oz unsalted butter
1.Preheat the oven to Gas mark 6, 200°C, 400°F.
2.Season the cutlets and sprinkle with the thyme on both sides. Transfer to a metal rack in a roasting tin and cook for 15-20 minutes (depending on how you like your lamb).
3.Meanwhile, pour the vinegar and fermented soy sauce into a small pan. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the mixture is reduced by half. Whisk in the butter.
4.Remove the cutlets from the roasting tin and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the cutlets.