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Acute hepatitis after treatment for hair loss with oral green tea extracts (Camellia sinensis)

Xavier Verhelst UGent, P Burvenich, Diederik Van Sassenbroeck UGent, C Gabriel, M Lootens and D Baert (2009) ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA. 72(2). p.262-264
abstract
Nutritional additives based on green tea have been claiming various beneficial health effects. However, several case reports on hepatotoxicity after the intake of green, tea derivatives containing Camellia Sinensis have been published. We report a patient with an acute hepatitis after intake of an oral green tea derivative claiming protection against hair loss, showing a histological image compatible with drug induced hepatitis. Other important causes of hepatitis were excluded. After cessation of this nutritional additive there was a rapid and sustained recovery. We raise concern about the safety of nutritional additives with few proven beneficial effects and want to emphasize the importance of accurate and thorough history taking, with attention for over the counter drugs and herbal products.
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subject
keyword
DRUG, ABACAVIR, TOXICITY, HYPERSENSITIVITY, HLA-B-ASTERISK-5701, HEPATOTOXICITY, hepatotoxicity, liver failure, acute hepatitis, green tea, Camellia sinensis
journal title
ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA
Acta Gastro-Enterol. Belg.
volume
72
issue
2
pages
262 - 264
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000268352300011
JCR category
GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.01 (2009)
JCR rank
54/64 (2009)
JCR quartile
4 (2009)
ISSN
0001-5644
language
English
UGent publication?
no
classification
A1
id
2106824
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2106824
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2012-05-15 11:13:59
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2012-10-09 10:54:39
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  abstract     = {Nutritional additives based on green tea have been claiming various beneficial health effects. However, several case reports on hepatotoxicity after the intake of green, tea derivatives containing Camellia Sinensis have been published. We report a patient with an acute hepatitis after intake of an oral green tea derivative claiming protection against hair loss, showing a histological image compatible with drug induced hepatitis. Other important causes of hepatitis were excluded. After cessation of this nutritional additive there was a rapid and sustained recovery. We raise concern about the safety of nutritional additives with few proven beneficial effects and want to emphasize the importance of accurate and thorough history taking, with attention for over the counter drugs and herbal products.},
  author       = {Verhelst, Xavier and Burvenich, P and Van Sassenbroeck, Diederik and Gabriel, C and Lootens, M and Baert, D},
  issn         = {0001-5644},
  journal      = {ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {DRUG,ABACAVIR,TOXICITY,HYPERSENSITIVITY,HLA-B-ASTERISK-5701,HEPATOTOXICITY,hepatotoxicity,liver failure,acute hepatitis,green tea,Camellia sinensis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {262--264},
  title        = {Acute hepatitis after treatment for hair loss with oral green tea extracts (Camellia sinensis)},
  volume       = {72},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Verhelst, Xavier, P Burvenich, Diederik Van Sassenbroeck, C Gabriel, M Lootens, and D Baert. 2009. “Acute Hepatitis After Treatment for Hair Loss with Oral Green Tea Extracts (Camellia Sinensis).” Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica 72 (2): 262–264.
APA
Verhelst, X., Burvenich, P., Van Sassenbroeck, D., Gabriel, C., Lootens, M., & Baert, D. (2009). Acute hepatitis after treatment for hair loss with oral green tea extracts (Camellia sinensis). ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, 72(2), 262–264.
Vancouver
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Verhelst X, Burvenich P, Van Sassenbroeck D, Gabriel C, Lootens M, Baert D. Acute hepatitis after treatment for hair loss with oral green tea extracts (Camellia sinensis). ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA. 2009;72(2):262–4.
MLA
Verhelst, Xavier, P Burvenich, Diederik Van Sassenbroeck, et al. “Acute Hepatitis After Treatment for Hair Loss with Oral Green Tea Extracts (Camellia Sinensis).” ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA 72.2 (2009): 262–264. Print.