Hepatotoxicity associated with the ingestion of Centella asiatica.

  title={Hepatotoxicity associated with the ingestion of Centella asiatica.},
  author={Oliver Jorge and A D Jorge},
  journal={Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva},
  volume={97 2},
  • O. Jorge, A. Jorge
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Medicine
  • Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva
BACKGROUND Hepatotoxicity due to herbal remedies is being increasingly recognized. [] Key MethodCLINICAL CASE STUDIES We present three women (61, 52 and 49 years old) who developed jaundice after taking Centella asiatica for 30, 20 and 60 days. Respective laboratory tests: ALT: 1193, 1694 and 324 U/L; ALP: 503, 472 and 484 U/L; bilirubin: 4.23, 19.89 and 3.9 mg/dl. The first patient also had ASMA 1/160 and AMA 1/320.

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