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Nephropathy Due to Chinese Herbal Medicines

In 1992 a cohort of women with a rapidly progressive interstitial nephritis was identified in Belgium. The cause of this nephropathy was subsequently traced to the use of Chinese herbal medicines designed to encourage weight loss. The offending herbs were banned. Nevertheless, more than 100 cases of the disease had been reported in Belgium by…

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