Drug induced disease

The drug-induced disease - Any disorder resulting from the use of a drug. Examples include drug-induced lupus erythematosus, haemolytic anaemia (see anaemia, haemolytic), and parkinsonism.

Factors that may increase the risk of drug-induced disease are age, sex, individual sensitivity, underlying disease (especially of the kidneys or liver), and the combination of drugs a patient is taking. Adverse effects associated with the use of medications may lead to hospitalization, disability, or even death. (See also side effect.)


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