Black Cohosh Hepatotoxicity with Autoimmune Hepatitis Presentation

Diana L. Franco, Santosh Kale, Dora M. Lam-Himlin, M. Edwyn Harrison

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Herbal medicines have been used for the treatment of various ailments since time immemorial. Black cohosh (BC) is well known for the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, with conflicting evidence supporting its safety and benefits. We present a rare case of BC-induced autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) with hepatotoxicity in a 69-year-old female. To our knowledge, this represents the third case of BC-induced AIH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 27 2017


  • Autoimmune hepatitis presentation
  • Black cohosh
  • Hepatotoxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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