Conceptos emergentes: Injuria hepática inducida por productos herbales (HILI). Revisión de tema


  • Donaeya Girón Pelaez Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud. Bogotá, Colombia
  • Hernando Marulanda Fernández Hospital Universitario Nacional de Colombia
  • William Otero Rengino Universidad Nacional de Colombia


Palabras clave:

Remedios naturales, hepatotoxicidad, estrés oxidativo, homeopatía, HILI


Las terapias consideradas alternativas son un grupo de intervenciones que incluyen el uso de suplementos herbarios y dietéticos bajo la falsa premisa de ofrecer un gran beneficio sobre la salud del paciente sin tener que someterse al riesgo de presentar efectos adversos, ya que se tratan de productos naturales. En Colombia, los remedios naturistas son una práctica común, pero la frecuencia de uso todavía es desconocida. A nivel mundial existe una gran preocupación al respecto, ya que se ha establecido con claridad la asociación existente con injuria hepática debido a su uso, lo cual ha motivado a introducir un concepto nuevo en medicina denominado injuria hepática inducida por productos herbales (HILI).


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Biografía del autor/a

Donaeya Girón Pelaez, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud. Bogotá, Colombia

Médica, Universidad Libre, Epidemióloga Clínica, Fundación universitaria de ciencias de la salud, Residente de Ginecología y Obstetricia, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud. Bogotá, Colombia

Hernando Marulanda Fernández, Hospital Universitario Nacional de Colombia

Internista, especialista en Gastroenterología, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Hospital Universitario Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia

William Otero Rengino, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Profesor Titular de Medicina, Unidad de Gastroenterología, Universidad Nacional, Hospital Universitario Nacional de Colombia, Gastroenterólogo Clínica Fundadores, Bogotá Colombia

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Girón Pelaez, D., Marulanda Fernández, H., & Otero Rengino, W. (2019). Conceptos emergentes: Injuria hepática inducida por productos herbales (HILI). Revisión de tema. Revista Colombiana De Gastroenterología, 34(1), 61–68.



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