2016, Number 1
Ann Hepatol 2016; 15 (1)
Corey R, Werner KT, Singer A, Moss A, Smith M, Noelting J, Rakela J
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ABSTRACTMillions of Americans regularly use herbal supplements, but many are unaware of the potential hidden dangers. Numerous supplements have been associated with hepatotoxicity and, indeed dietary/herbal supplements represent an increasingly common source of acute liver injury. We report a case of acute liver failure requiring liver transplantation associated with the use of Garcinia cambogia, a supplement widely promoted for weight loss. When patients present with acute hepatitis or liver failure from an unknown etiology, a careful history of supplement use should be performed.