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Posted November 4, 2015
Green Tea from Tea Bags Linked to Acute Hepatitis
According to a case report published on September 23, 2015 (Lugg, BMJ Case Rep 2015), a 16-year old girl in England developed acute hepatitis in connection with the consumption of green tea. The girl ordered a Chinese brewable green tea online (100 tea bags per box) and had been drinking 3 cups per day for approximately 3 months when she developed symptoms of acute hepatitis, including jaundice, joint pain, dizziness and nausea, and was admitted to the hospital. She was treated, stopped drinking the green tea, and was released from the hospital when her symptoms resolved. Other potential causes of hepatitis were ruled out.