A Cases of Near-fatal Anaphylaxis: Parsley Over-use as an Herbal Remedy
Sevket Arslan, Ramazan Ucar, Ahmet Zafer Caliskaner.
The use of herbal products in patients with allergic diseases is a special problem and still controversial. But, many people often use herbs to maintain good health. The patients use self-prescribed remedies as medications but do not inform their physicians about herbal use. Unfortunately, some herbal self-medications may have unexpected effects and interactions which may lead to fatal complications. In this report, we describe a female patient who suffered near-fatal anaphylaxis to parsley.
Key words: Anaphylaxis, fatal, herbal.