Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
Pneumonitis Caused by Saikokeisikankyou-tou, an Herbal Drug
Utako HEKIMasaki FUJIMURAHaruhiko OGAWATamotsu MATSUDAMasanobu KITAGAWA
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1997 Volume 36 Issue 3 Pages 214-217

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A 57-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of dyspnea and abnormal shadow on chest roentgenogram. He had received two herbal drugs: Saikokeisikankyou-tou (SKT) for one month and Licium Halimifolium Mil (LHM) for two weeks. After admission, all medication was stopped and his symptoms were gradually diminished. Transbronchial lung biopsy specimens showed interstitial pneumonia. Lymphocyte stimulation test, skin test and challenge test were positive to these herbal drugs. We diagnosed him as drug-induced pneumonitis. This is the first report on pneumonitis caused by Saikokeisikankyou-tou diagnosed by lymphocyte stimulation test, skin test and challenge test.
(Internal Medicine 36: 214-217, 1997)

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