Hepatotoxicity from green tea: a review of the literature and two unpublished cases

  title={Hepatotoxicity from green tea: a review of the literature and two unpublished cases},
  author={Gabriela Mazzanti and Francesca Menniti-Ippolito and Paola Angela Moro and Federica Cassetti and Roberto Raschetti and Carmela Santuccio and Sabina Mastrangelo},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
To review the current literature on suspected green tea-related hepatic reactions and to describe two new cases reported within the framework of the Italian surveillance system of natural health products. A literature search of publication between 1999 and October 2008 retrieved 34 cases of hepatitis. Histological examination of the liver revealed inflammatory reactions, cholestasis, occasional steatosis, and necrosis. A positive dechallenge was reported in 29 cases. There was one reported… CONTINUE READING
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