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Aloe vera induced toxic colitis in a breast-feeding baby: a case report

Daragh Finn, Arun Sett and C. Anthony Ryan


Aloe vera is a plant that is commonly used as an alternative or complementary medicine. We present a case in which we believe maternal consumption of an aloe vera cordial led to toxic colitis in her breastfeeding infant. To our knowledge, a similar case has not been previously reported.

Corresponding author: Daragh Finn, Department of Neonatology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland


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  1. The authors stated that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this article.

Received: 2013-2-18
Accepted: 2013-5-21
Published Online: 2013-06-15
Published in Print: 2013-07-01

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