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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2001;22(2): 245-250.
감두탕가미방을 이용한 급성 파라콰트 중독후 급성 간염의 한방 치료 1례
한명아, 신선호, 김동웅, 최진영, 서관수, 조권일, 신학수
원광대학교 한의과대학 전주한방병원 내과
One Case of Gamdutanggamibang-treated Acute Hepatitis Caused by Acute Paraquat Poisoning
Myoung-Ah Han, Sun-ho Shin, Dong-Woung Kim, Jin-Young Choi, Gwan-Su Seo, Gwon-Il Cho, Hak-Soo Shin
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Chonju, Korea
Correspondence  Myoung-Ah Han ,
Received: July 5, 2001,   Accepted: July 23, 2000,   Published online: June 30, 2001.
ABSTRACT
Paraquat is one of the widely used herbicides. But it is fatal, if it is consumed by people. Paraquat poisoning causes acute renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, and progressive respiratory failure. There are no effective antidotes to paraquat. This report is about one case s treatment for acute hepatitis caused by paraquat. The patient was hospitalized in the Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Oriental Medical Hospital in Chonju. The patient received the following treatments while in an acute stage : Gamdutanggamibang, which consists of Radix glycyrrhizae, Semen mungo, burned powder of Rhizoma rhei, Succus phyllostachyos, chinese ink and fluid therapy. The patient received Sagunjatanggamibang while in a chronic stage. The patient improved faster with the above treatments than with the conventional treatment. We hope that this report will help widening the clinical range of oriental medicine, and improve systemic efforts in treating paraquat poisoning cases.
Key words: paraquat poisoning, acute hepatitis, Gamdutanggamibang
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