Fatal Herb Senna: A Case Report

@article{Turtay2016FatalHS,
  title={Fatal Herb Senna: A Case Report},
  author={M. Gokhan Turtay and Kasım Turgut and Hakan Oguzturk and Sukru Gurbuz and Volkan Ince},
  journal={Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={5},
  pages={1-3}
}
Due to its laxative effects, senna (Cassia angustifolia) has been used frequently in our country and the whole world. We aimed to present a case in which a probable hepatotoxicity and death occurred because of senna used in large quantities for a long time due to its laxative effects. A sixty years old female patient admitted our emergency service with the complaints of weakness, abdominal pain and distension ongoing for about three days. She expressed that she had drunk a kind of tea made of… 

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