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Veno-Occlusive Disease Due to Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Herbal and Bush Teas

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Gastroenterology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

A "bush tea" is an herbal medicine prepared from plants, fruits, bark, roots and/or flowers. Some plants used for bush teas contain toxins that can produce veno-occlusive disease (VOD) in the liver. It has been described worldwide, especially in the tropics and subtropics.

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