Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2010 Dec;53(12):787-790. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2010.53.12.787.

Two Cases of Acute Palatine Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis Caused by the Phylloporia Ribis Intoxication

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Inje University College of Medicine, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea. cisoo99@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

It is said, arguably, that a Phylloporia ribis is effective on epilepsy and a range of malignancies. That's why the Korean traditional or alternative medicine sector often takes advantage of that. Nevertheless, to the best of authors' knowledge, there's no report about toxicities. Recently, the researchers encountered two patients, a 52-year-old female and her 28-year-old son, who boiled a Phylloporia ribis and drank its extract seven days before the visit. Both started to experience sore throat 6 days later, accompanied by chills. The complete blood cell tests revealed that they were suffering from acute tonsillitis, with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia.

Keyword

Phylloporia ribis; Intoxication; Tonsillitis; Pancytopenia
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