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BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Aug 8;2012. pii: bcr2012006438. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-006438.

Ban Tu Wan hepatotoxicity.

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  • 1Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.


Medications are thought to contribute to approximately 50% of the cases of acute liver failure in the USA. This number includes some herbal medications and supplements. However, little regulatory oversight of these later substances occurs. This report describes a case of fulminant hepatic failure secondary to Ban Tu Wan (a Chinese herb). We discuss the use of this herbal supplement and the relationship to drug-induced hepatitis.

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