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Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2015;26(6): 612-615.
모링가(Moringa oleifera) 복용 후 발생한 급성 췌장염 1례
이림1, 안성1, 하상윤1, 구철1, 강준태2
1여수전남병원 내과
2전남대학교병원 내과
Acute Pancreatitis Induced by Moringa Oleifera in a 48 years Old Korean Women: A Case Report
Rim Lee1, Seong Ahn1, Sang Yoon Ha1, Cheon Koo1, Joon Tae Kang2
1Department of Internal Medicine of Yeosu Chonnam Hospital, Jeollanamdo, Korea
2Department of Internal Medicine of Chonnam National University Hospital, Jeollanamdo, Korea
Correspondence  Seong Ahn ,Tel: 061) 640-7103, Fax: 061) 643-2628, Email: seong2dai@naver.com,
Received: August 28, 2015; Revised: September 1, 2015   Accepted: October 6, 2015.  Published online: December 30, 2015.
ABSTRACT
Moringa oleifera (Moringa) induced acute pancreatitis is an unreported cause of acute pancreatitis. A 48-year-old female who took Moringa for one week complained of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Her symptoms and biochemical studies showed close accordance with acute pancreatitis. We found no other cause of acute pancreatitis except Moringa. After cessation of Moringa, her symptoms improved and biochemical studies normalized. One month later, she developed recurrent acute pancreatitis after taking Moringa. Thus we thought that Moringa was the cause of acute pancreatitis. No case of acute pancreatitis associated with Moringa has been reported, therefore we report this case.
Key words: Pancreatitis, Moringa oleifera, Adverse effects
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