Title: Acute Liver Failure Secondary to Khat (Catha edulis)-Induced Necrotic Hepatitis Requiring Liver Transplantation: Case Report
Authors: Roelandt, Philip ×
George, C
d'Heygere, F
Aerts, Raymond
Monbaliu, Diethard
Laleman, Wim
Cassiman, David
Verslype, Chris
Van Steenbergen, Werner
Pirenne, Jacques
Wilmer, Alexander
Nevens, Frederik #
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Appleton & Lange
Series Title: Transplantation proceedings vol:43 issue:9 pages:3493-3495
Abstract: We describe the case of a 26-year-old man with acute liver failure secondary to ingestion of khat (Catha edulis) leaves. In fact, this is the first case of acute liver failure due to khat reported outside the United Kingdom. The combination of specific epidemiologic data (young man of East African origin) and clinical features (central nervous system stimulation, withdrawal reactions, toxic autoimmune-like hepatitis) led to the diagnosis. Mechanisms of action and potential side effects of khat are elaborated on.
ISSN: 0041-1345
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hepatology
Interdepartemental Stem Cell Institute (-)
Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation
Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Biomedical Sciences Group
Laboratory of Nephrology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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