Determination of serum cholestatic factor level by ELISA in drug-induced allergic hepatitis.

We have shown that intrahepatic cholestasis often observed in drug-induced allergic hepatitis may be induced by a kind of lymphokine, the cholestatic factor (CF). In this study, we measured the CF level in the serum of patients with jaundice by ELISA using anti-CF monoclonal antibody. As a result, CF was detected in the serum of most of the patients at the peak of jaundice, but it was not detected when the patients were recovering from jaundice. When the changes in the serum CF level were followed during the clinical course of a patient, it reached its maximum level before that of the serum total bilirubin level and quickly decreased thereafter. These results also suggest that intrahepatic cholestasis in drug-induced allergic hepatitis may be induced by CF.
AuthorsK Kioka, Y Mizoguchi, C Kodama, Y Sakagami, S Seki, K Kobayashi, S Yamamoto, S Morisawa
JournalGastroenterologia Japonica (Gastroenterol Jpn) Vol. 23 Issue 6 Pg. 624-8 (Dec 1988) ISSN: 0435-1339 [Print] JAPAN
PMID3220239 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Lymphokines
  • cholestatic factor
  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Cholestasis, Intrahepatic (blood)
  • Drug-Induced Liver Injury (blood)
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphokines (blood, immunology)
  • Male

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