Turmeric-Associated Drug-Induced Liver Injury

ACG Case Rep J. 2022 Dec 26;9(12):e00941. doi: 10.14309/crj.0000000000000941. eCollection 2022 Dec.


Turmeric is a common herbal supplement used for its possible anti-inflammatory and other properties. It is marketed as safe with few reports of major adverse effects directly related to oral supplementation. We report a case of turmeric supplement-induced liver injury in a 49-year-old woman admitted with elevated aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase with no history of liver disease or alcohol use disorder. Thus, this case re-emphasizes the importance of evaluating herbal and dietary supplements as potential drug-induced liver injury causes.

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