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Treatment of Influenza A Virus Infection in a Soeumin Patient; a Single Case

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2018, 30(2), pp.55-63
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2018.30.2.55
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Published : June 30, 2018

Hyeon jin Jeon 1 Lee Sookyung 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objective This study aimed to report an improvement of influenza virus infection managed with Sasang Constitutional Medicine in a Soeumin patient with thrombocytopenia and histories of acute myeloid leukemia and interstitial pulmonary disease. Methods The medical records of patient including vital signs, laboratory test, simple x-ray, and symptoms were reviewed retrospectively. Patient was treated with Gunggwihyangso-san gamibang without any antiviral agents under the diagnosis of Congestive Hyperpsychotic symptomatology of Kidney Heat-based Exterior Heat disease. Results At admission, symptoms of shivering, fever, cough and myalgia were presented and her skin temperature was over 39°C. Influenza A virus was detected and inflammation biomarkers were elevated. After administration of herb medication, her vital signs and symptoms were improved and elevated inflammation biomarkers were decreased. There was no secondary complication during the treatment period. Conclusions This case treated with Gunggwihyangso-san gamibang showed a significant improvement from viral infection without any complication.

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