Girl with 16 years old, asked the doctors for advice for dizziness, headache and nausea. Thy though that that is some problem with urinary track and they gave her antibiotics. After 2 doses, her condition has worsened and she came back to the hospital. Then the doctors realized that she is in disease of the liver.
They thought that she had hepatitis, but she didn’t. She said that she has consumed every day 3 cups Chinese green tea, with purpose to lose weight. Doctors immediately told her not to drink the tea and gave her infusion and appropriate therapy while her parents brought the liquor for examination. The results revealed that she drank tea ingredient called “camellia sinensis”, a kind of evergreen herb that is used to make tea, but often in girls, it causes hepatitis.
Initial symptoms of hepatitis caused by infection are similar to the fluand include:
- muscle and joint pain
- a high temperature (fever) of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or above
- feeling sick
- being sick
- occasionally, yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)