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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2002;23(2): 229-237.
가감생간탕 투여후 호전된 급성 간염 2예
승현석, 박신명, 한창우, 김영철, 이장훈, 우홍정
경희대학교 한의과대학 간계내과학교실
Two Cases of Hepatitis Treated with Gagamsaenggan-tang
Hyun-Suk Seung, Shin-Myung Park, Chang-Woo Han, Young-Chul Kim, Jang-Hoon Lee, Hong-Jung Woo
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyunghee University
Correspondence  Hyun-Suk Seung ,Tel: 958-9118, Fax: 958-9120, Email: shs1118@hanmail.net
Received: July 6, 2002,   Accepted: July 31, 2002,   Published online: June 30, 2002.
Acute hepatitis is caused by virus, alcohol, toxins and drugs. Clinical symptoms of acute hepatitis are severe fatigue, jaundice, nausea, hepatomely, lymphadenopathy. We encountered two cases of acute hepatitis, one C type viral hepatitis and the other hepatitis by overuse of medicine. The symptoms of the former are severe fatigue, petechia and heartburning. The symptoms of the latter are severe fatigue, nausea, dyspepsia, yellow urine and skin. We recognized that total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, serum transaminase, alkaline phosphatase and gamma glutamyl transferase were elevated. We treated both patients with herb medicine(Gagamsaenggantang). Gagamsaenggan-tang has been used to hepatic diseases and have been known to have beneficial effects. The patients symptoms began to improve after about two weeks of treatment. After 3 weeks on medication, the clinical symptoms and liver function of two patients were improved.
Key words: Gagamsaenggan-tang, acute C type viral hepatitis, drug induced hepatitis.
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