Hepatotoxicity associated with herbal products

R. Brent Furbee, Kevin S. Barlotta, Melrose Kanku Allen, Christopher P. Holstege

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A significant number of herbal products have been associated with hepatotoxicity. There are few clinical or laboratory manifestations that suggest specifically that liver injury is the result of a specific herbal. Compounding this difficulty is that the patient may have liver disease from another cause, may be taking other potentially hepatotoxic products, or may be taking a contaminated herbal product. Clinicians should consider herbal products in the differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with new-onset hepatotoxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-241
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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