Reversible pancytopenia following the consumption of decoction of Ganoderma neojaponicum Imazeki

Young Hoon Yoon, Sung Hyuk Choi, Han Jin Cho, Sung Woo Moon, Jung Youn Kim, Sungwoo Lee

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    Abstract

    The Ganoderma species are mushrooms used for herbal medicinal purposes in northeast Asia. Two cases of simultaneous reversible pancytopenia following the consumption of decoction of Ganoderma neojaponicum Imazeki are presented. Other than decoction of G. neojaponicum Imazeki no cause of pancytopenia could be identified. The patients recovered fully after conservative treatment. People who consume herbal medicines are often not aware of their side effects. Patients should be knowledgeable regarding the possible side effects of Ganoderma prior to its consumption.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)115-117
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Toxicology
    Volume49
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb

    Keywords

    • Decoction
    • Ganoderma
    • Pancytopenia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Toxicology

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