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2020 May 15

BMC Gastroenterol



Ischemic colitis induced by indigo naturalis in a patient with ulcerative colitis: a case report.


Cho B H, Yoon S M, Son S-M, Kim H W, Kim K B, Youn S J
BMC Gastroenterol. 2020 May 15; 20(1):154.
PMID: 32414334.


Indigo naturalis is a Chinese herbal medicine that has currently been used to treat various inflammatory diseases, including ulcerative colitis. Recently, there are several reports concerning severe adverse events associated with indigo naturalis.