Acute Hepatitis Associated with Intake of Pistacia Vera L. Bud Tea; a Case Report
Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 11 No. 1 (2023),
15 November 2022
In this study, a patient who developed acute hepatitis due to drinking Pistacia vera L. bud tea is presented. A twenty-eight-year-old woman who had just come out of the postpartum period applied to our clinic with complaints of nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and weakness. Blood serum alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase levels were increased. All serological tests were negative for viral hepatitis and autoimmune diseases. She had been drinking an herbal tea containing Pistacia vera L. bud every day for four weeks to increase milk production. Three weeks after discontinuation of herbal tea, liver enzymes returned to normal. Based on our knowledge, this is probably the first hepatitis report due to the use of an herbal tea containing Pistacia vera L. bud.
- Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury
- Teas, Herbal
- Liver Failure
- Plants, Medicinal
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