Case Report
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World J Hepatol. Feb 27, 2015; 7(2): 285-288
Published online Feb 27, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i2.285
Lesser celandine (pilewort) induced acute toxic liver injury: The first case report worldwide
Bulent Yilmaz, Barış Yilmaz, Bora Aktaş, Ozan Unlu, Emir Charles Roach
Bulent Yilmaz, Ozan Unlu, Emir Charles Roach, Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
Barış Yilmaz, Bora Aktaş, Department of Gastroenterology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, 06330 Ankara, Turkey
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Correspondence to: Bulent Yilmaz, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Rektörlüğü Beytepe, 06100 Ankara, Turkey.
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Received: November 16, 2014
Peer-review started: November 16, 2014
First decision: November 27, 2014
Revised: December 28, 2014
Accepted: January 9, 2015
Article in press: Janurary 12, 2015
Published online: February 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Herbs have been reported to cause liver injury and therefore should be suspected in the case of acute hepatitis with an unknown etiology. This case is the first to explain hepatotoxicity caused by lesser celandine. Physicians should consider lesser celandine as a causative agent for hepatotoxicity.