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Academic Journal of Health A Very Rare Cause of Bicytopenia; The Use of Vitex Acnu Castus [Acad J Health]
Acad J Health. 2023; 1(4): 125-127 | DOI: 10.14744/ajh.2023.76486

A Very Rare Cause of Bicytopenia; The Use of Vitex Acnu Castus

Merih Reis Aras1, Murat Albayrak1, Fatma Yılmaz1, Senem Maral2, Pınar Tığlıoğlu3, Mesut Tığlıoğlu3, Hacer Berna Afacan Öztürk1, Ahmet Kürşad Güneş1
1Department of Hematology, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye
2Department of Hematology, İstanbul Bağcılar Medipol Mega University Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Department of Hematology, Gaziantep Dr. Ersin Arslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Türkiye

Vitex Agnu Castus dry extract BNO 1095 is used in many indications, mainly premenstrual syndrome. Nausea, headache,acne, etc. are the main side effects. The use of BNO 1095 was learned from the history of a 27-year-old female patient who was examined for bicytopenia etiology. Serological tests results were within normal limits and the bone marrow biopsy clonality result suggested that this might be related to non-neoplastic autoimmune processes. The response to methylprednisolone treatment was accepted as a finding supporting this result. Although there are many reasons in the etiology of bicytopenia, the use of herbal medicine should always be considered. This is the first case in the literature demostrating that this herbal medicine causes bicytopenia.

Keywords: Bicytopenia, casticin, vitex agnu castus

Merih Reis Aras, Murat Albayrak, Fatma Yılmaz, Senem Maral, Pınar Tığlıoğlu, Mesut Tığlıoğlu, Hacer Berna Afacan Öztürk, Ahmet Kürşad Güneş. A Very Rare Cause of Bicytopenia; The Use of Vitex Acnu Castus. Acad J Health. 2023; 1(4): 125-127

Corresponding Author: Merih Reis Aras, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English