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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

GIRON PELAEZ, Doaneya; MARULANDA FERNANDEZ, Hernando  and  OTERO REGINO, William. Emerging Concepts: Herb-Induced Liver Injury (HILI). Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2019, vol.34, n.1, pp.61-68. ISSN 0120-9957.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22516/25007440.355.

Alternative therapies are considered to be a group of interventions that include the use of herbal and dietary supplements under the false premise that they offer great benefits to patients’ health without having adverse effects since they are “natural” products. In Colombia, naturopathic remedies are common, but their frequency of use is still unknown. Throughout the world there is great concern about these alternatives since hepatic injuries derived from their use have been clearly established. This has led to a new concept in medicine called HILI, an English language acronym for herb-induced liver injury.

Keywords : Natural remedies; hepatotoxicity; oxidative stress; homeopathy; HILI.

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