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Scotch pine-induced liver injury: A case report
1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkiye
Hepatology Forum 2024; 5(1): 47-48 DOI: 10.14744/hf.2022.2022.0046 PMCID: PMC10809342
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Herbal medicines are widely used worldwide to treat minor ailments and prevent disease. Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris) has many medicinal appli-cations but is most well-known for its antiseptic properties and beneficial effects on the respiratory system. Herbal products can cause adverse side effects like liver injury, which is referred to as herb-induced liver damage (HILI). In this article, we present a patient who used Scotch pine to treat asthma and developed HILI. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Scotch pine-related HILI described in the literature.