Intentional or unintentional intake of pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA)-containing products, such as bush tea and the herbal medication,Tusanqi , can cause what uncommon disease of the liver?
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (HVOD), also known as hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (HSOS). HVOD can present with abdominal pain, jaundice, ascites, hepatomegaly, and splenomegaly.
Li B, Gao F, Liu X, Pan J, Liu L. Herbal tea-induced hepatic veno-occlusive disease in China: a case description. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2021 Aug;11(8):3882-3889. doi: 10.21037/qims-20-48. PMID: 34341756; PMCID: PMC8245963.