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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Herbal teas can cause liver disease

Published in Gastroenterology. 1985 Apr;88(4):1050-4.

Hepatic venocclusive disease associated with the consumption of pyrrolizidine-containing dietary supplements.
Ridker PM, Ohkuma S, McDermott WV, Trey C, Huxtable RJ.

This paper can be accessed at:
Hepatic venocclusive disease is a often fatal condition of the liver which manifests itself as jaundice, swelling of the liver, and fluid retention.
Pyrrolizidine poisoning (causing hepatic venocclusive disease), due to the use of herbal teas and supplements is being increasigly reported.

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