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A rare case of liver failure due to consumption of mahogany seeds


1 Department of Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Pavan Nallamothu,
Department of General Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_97_20

The use of complementary and alternative medical therapies is increasing worldwide. Many of these products have biological activity that can lead to severe toxicity or interact with prescribed medications. We present here a case of 68-year-old female, a known diabetic and hypertensive on treatment, who presented with symptoms of liver failure. This was associated with the consumption of mahogany seeds (sky fruit). She was investigated for other causes of liver failure, which turned out negative. It is important to recognize such possible complications during these therapies and promptly withdraw the offending agent.


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