Aim: Aloe vera, plant extracts of Aloe barbadensis miller, is widely used in phytomedicine. The first case of acute hepatitis due to this compound was described.
Methods: Description of a clinical case.
Results: Hepatitis in a 57-year old female could be linked to the ingestion of Aloe barbadensis miller compounds. The patient's hepatitis resolved completely after discontinuing this medication.
Conclusion: The case emphasizes the importance of considering phytopharmaceutical over-the-counter drugs as causative agents of hepatitis.