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Med Arch. 2014; 68(6): 426-427

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.

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