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[Two cases of toxic hepatitis caused by arrowroot juice].

Authors
  • Kim, Seung Young
  • Yim, Hyung Joon
  • Ahn, Jae Hong
  • Kim, Jeong Han
  • Kim, Jin Nam
  • Yoon, Ik
  • Kim, Dong Il
  • Lee, Hong Sik
  • Lee, Sang Woo
  • Choi, Jai Hyun
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Korean journal of hepatology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2009
Volume
15
Issue
4
Pages
504–509
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3350/kjhep.2009.15.4.504
PMID: 20037269
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Herbal remedies and health foods are widely used, and their side effects have been reported. We describe two cases of symptomatic toxic hepatitis that developed in middle-aged women after ingesting arrowroot juice. The clinical manifestations were nausea, vomiting, and jaundice. The diagnosis of toxic hepatitis was made using the Roussel Uclaf Causality Assessment Method score on the basis of the patient's history and laboratory data. After supportive care, the patients showed rapid improvements of clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, and liver stiffness. Clinicians should be aware that the consumption of arrowroot juice can cause toxic hepatitis.

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