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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2012, Article ID 135146, 2 pages
Case Report

Acute Hepatitis Induced by Lyprinol, the Lipid Extract of the Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus), in a Patient with Polyarthrosis

1University Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine, INSELSPITAL, Freiburgstraße 18, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
2Institute of Pathology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland

Received 12 February 2012; Accepted 12 April 2012

Academic Editors: J. Kaneko and D. Lorenzin

Copyright © 2012 Amr Abdulazim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Lyprinol, the lipid extract of the green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus), is a readily and freely available agent with a putative anti-inflammatory impact. It has already found application as a complementary and supplementary treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and cancer. So far no major side effects for Lyprinol have been reported, yet. Here, we present the case of a 76-year-old woman with acutely exacerbating abdominal pain and highly elevated liver transaminases while taking Lyprinol as a complementary treatment of polyarthrosis.