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World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jan 14;11(2):303-4.

Acute hepatitis induced by an Aloe vera preparation: a case report.

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Department of Medicine, Evangelisches Krankenhaus, Koeln Kalk, Germany. rabe@uni-bonn.de

Abstract

AIM:

Aloe vera, plant extracts of Aloe barbadensis miller, is widely used in phytomedicine. The first case of acute hepatitis due to this compound was described.

METHODS:

Description of a clinical case.

RESULTS:

Hepatitis in a 57-year old female could be linked to the ingestion of Aloe barbadensis miller compounds. The patient's hepatitis resolved completely after discontinuing this medication.

CONCLUSION:

The case emphasizes the importance of considering phytopharmaceutical over-the-counter drugs as causative agents of hepatitis.

PMID:
15633238
PMCID:
PMC4205424
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