Eighteen cases of liver injury following ingestion of Polygonum multiflorum - Dong H, Slain D, Cheng J, Ma W, Liang W.

OBJECTIVES: Polygonum multiflorum is a popular Chinese herbal medication. In this case series, we report on 18 otherwise healthy non-viral hepatitis patients who developed liver dysfunction following consumption of P. multiflorum alone. METHODS: Concurrent...
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