BACKGROUND: Three cases of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) have been reported after desflurane anesthesia. However, no previous reports have detected serum autoantibodies such as that reported with DILI from halothane or isoflurane. METHODS AND RESULTS: We describe the first documentation of cytochrome P450 2E1 IgG4 autoantibodies, as well as 58 kDa endoplasmic reticulum protein and trifluoroacetyl chloride hapten-specific IgG4 antibodies, in a patient who developed DILI after desflurane anesthesia. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that allergic and autoimmune mechanisms have critical roles in the development of desflurane DILI.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Anesthesia and analgesia|
|State||Published - Jun 2007|