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ACG Case Rep J. 2014 Jul 8;1(4):220-2. doi: 10.14309/crj.2014.59. eCollection 2014 Jul.

SlimQuick™-Associated Hepatotoxicity Resulting in Fulminant Liver Failure and Orthotopic Liver Transplantation.

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1
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
2
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
3
Division of Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Abstract

Green tea extract is a popular ingredient in herbal weight loss supplements. There have been reports of hepatotoxicity associated with the use of dietary supplements, some of these cases lead to fatal outcomes. To our knowledge, we report the first case of fulminant hepatic failure requiring orthotopic liver transplantation caused by SlimQuick™ (Wellnx Life Sciences, Wilmington, DE), a widely available weight loss supplement containing green tea extract.

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