Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Clin Pathol. 1976 Sep;29(9):788-94.

A case of veno-occlusive disease of the liver in Britain associated with herbal tea consumption.

Abstract

Veno-occlusive disease of the liver with clinical and pathological features similar to those of the condition occurring in the Caribbean is described in a young woman resident in Britain. The diagnosis was made from liver biopsies and hepatic venography and was confirmed at necropsy. Small amounts of pyrroliziding alkaloids were recovered from a sample of mate (Paraguay) tea, owned by the patient, to which she was addicted. It seems probable that the consumption of large amounts of this tea over a period of years was the cause of the hepatic disease.

PMID:
977780
PMCID:
PMC476180
DOI:
10.1136/jcp.29.9.788
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center