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Case Reports Hepatol. 2015;2015:807354. doi: 10.1155/2015/807354. Epub 2015 Jul 9.

Linoleic Acid Induced Acute Hepatitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA.


Several dietary supplements used for weight loss have been reported to cause hepatotoxicity. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a dietary supplement that has been shown to cause reduction in body fat mass. Here, we present the first case of CLA induced acute hepatitis in the United States and only the third case in the worldwide literature along with a brief review of the literature.

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