Beneficial Effects of Herbal Medicine on Susceptibility to Infection in a Patient with Immunoglobulin Deficiency
Zenichiro Kato*, Takahide Teramoto, Naomi Kondo
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 18
Last Page: 20
Publisher Id: TOPEDJ-3-18
Article History:Received Date: 26/12/2008
Revision Received Date: 27/01/2009
Acceptance Date: 10/02/2009
Electronic publication date: 23/2/2009
Collection year: 2009
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A case of immunoglobulin deficiency suffered from recurrent enterocolitis and otitis media was treated by Shoukenchuto, one of the Japanese herbal medicines (Kampo), and his susceptibility to infection markedly improved. The increase in the T cell percentage and in the lymphocyte proliferation in our patient suggests the importance of regulatory function of T cells for clinical improvement. The findings in our case and the previously reported cases suggest the usefulness of Japanese herbal medicine or Chinese medicine as an alternative or a supportive therapy for patients with immunological abnormalities.