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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
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Online ISSN 1827-1618
Anselmino M., Moretti C., Ravera L., Sheiban I.
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy
Thienopyridines are commonly prescribed antiplatelets drugs, extremely useful for the acute and chronic management of patients with cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. The occurrence of their side effects is fortunately uncommon, although unpredictable. We thereby describe a case of prescription of clopidogrel in a patient with ticlopidine-induced hepatitis confirmed by liver biopsy that had undergone multiple percutaneous coronary stenting procedures necessitating subsequent compulsory antiplatelets treatment. The description of this exceptional clinical case is of relevant knowledge to orientate a physician treating a patient with absolute need of antiplatelets and history of previous drug-induced reactions.