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Fulminant liver failure secondary to submassive hepatic necrosis in a patient treated with Orlistat. A case report

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Luis Alberto Martínez Insfran, Felipe Alconchel Gago, Pascual Parrilla Paricio,

Orlistat is an intestinal lipase inhibitor drug that is recommended in obese patients along with a hypocaloric diet. Although the most frequent secondary effect is steatorrhea, fulminant liver failure has also been associated with this drug, which has required liver transplantation in 3 patients. We present the case of a 42-year-old obese male.

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