[Research progress of Chinese herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine resulting in liver injury]

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2011 Dec;36(23):3371-4.
[Article in Chinese]

Abstract

The adverse reactions caused by Chinese herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine are reported increased in recent years, among which the acute liver injury caused by Chinese herbal medicine accounts for 21.5% of total liver injuries. Despite the misuse of traditional Chinese medicine not in accordance with differentiation of symptoms and signs, the adverse reaction of Chinese herbal medicine itself can't be little to these adverse events. The paper summarizes the most common categories of traditional Chinese medicine resulting in liver injury, the mechanism, pathological characteristics, clinical symptom of liver injury, the reasons of the reaction and how to prevent. The research aims to enhance the clinical physician recognition of liver injury caused by Chinese herbal medicine, in order to ensure the safe and rational usage of traditional Chinese medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury / diagnosis
  • Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury / etiology*
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Medicine, Chinese Traditional / adverse effects*
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal