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Hepatotoxicity associated with Garcinia cambogia: A case report.

by Hodanazari, Seyed Mohammad; Sittambalam, Charmian; Yousaf, Muhammad Nadeem.
Citation: World Journal of Hepatology. 11(11):735-742, 2019 Nov 27..Journal: World journal of hepatology.Published: 2019; Full author list: Chaudhary FS; Hodanazari SM; Sittambalam CD; Yousaf MN.UI/PMID: 31772720.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Union Memorial HospitalDepartment(s): MedicineActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Case ReportsDigital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abbreviated citation: World J Hepatol. 11(11):735-742, 2019 Nov 27.Abstract: BACKGROUND: Herbal supplements (HS) for weight loss are perceived to be "safe" and "natural", as advertised in ads, however, hepatotoxicity can be associated with consumption of some HS. Use of HS may be missed, as the patient may not report these unless specifically asked about these products, since they are often not thought of as medications with potential side effects or interaction potential.Abstract: CASE SUMMARY: We reported a case of a 21-year-old female with morbid obesity who presented with abdominal pain for 1 wk associated with nausea, vomiting, anorexia and myalgias. She denied smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol, usage of illicit drugs, hormonal contraceptives, or energy drinks. There was no significant past medical or family illnesses. Her laboratory workup revealed acute liver failure. The workup for possible etiologies of acute liver failure was unremarkable. She was using a weight loss herbal supplement "Garcinia cambogia" for 4 wks. This case demonstrates the association of acute liver failure with Garcinia cambogia.Abstract: CONCLUSION: Medical reconciliation of HS should be performed in patients with suspected acute liver failure and early discontinuation of HS can prevent further progression of drug induced hepatoxicity. Copyright (c)The Author(s) 2019. Published by Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.

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