Subacute liver failure secondary to black cohosh leading to liver transplantation.

  title={Subacute liver failure secondary to black cohosh leading to liver transplantation.},
  author={Tiong Y Lim and Aisling Considine and Alberto Quaglia and D L Shawcross},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
The use of herbal medications is increasing significantly in the UK and there is a perception that herbal preparations are without adverse effects. This case report highlights the potential risks of black cohosh, which is one of the most commonly used herbal products. This is a case report of a 60-year-old Caucasian lady who presented with subacute liver failure secondary to taking black cohosh. This was further confirmed by liver biopsy and she subsequently deteriorated and underwent liver… CONTINUE READING
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