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Ayurvedic drug induced liver injury.

Research paper by Kunal K KK Dalal, Thomas T Holdbrook, Steven R SR Peikin

Indexed on: 21 Nov '17Published on: 21 Nov '17Published in: World journal of hepatology



Abstract

Drug induced liver injury is responsible for 50% of acute liver failure in developed countries. Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine have been linked to liver injury. This case describes the first documented case of Punarnava mandur and Kanchnar guggulu causing drug induced liver injury. Drug induced liver injury may be difficult to diagnosis, but use of multi-modalities tools including the ACG algorithms, causative assessment scales, histological findings, and imaging, is recommended. Advanced imaging, such as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, may possibly have a greater role than previously reported in literature.