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Sho-saiko-to-ka-kikyo-sekko as an alternative treatment for chronic tonsillitis to avoid surgery.
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PMID:  20920806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Sho-saiko-to-ka-kikyo-sekko (TJ-109) is composed of 9 herbs (gypsum, Bupleurum root, Pinellia tuber, Scutellaria root, Platycodon root, jujube fruit, ginseng root, Glycyrrhiza root, and ginger rhizome). It is a folk medicine that has been used to treat pharyngitis or acute tonsillitis. The efficacy of TJ-109 for treating patients with chronic tonsillitis was investigated. Ten outpatients who experienced chronic tonsillitis for more than 2 years were recruited. TJ-109 was prescribed, and after one year of daily treatment the incidence of acute tonsillitis before and after the treatment was compared. The incidence of acute tonsillitis due to chronic tonsillitis decreased in all 7 patients who were followed up. No adverse events were observed in any of the patients. In conclusion, the herbal medicine TJ-109 effectively reduced the incidence of acute tonsillitis. In some cases, planned tonsillectomy was avoided.
Fumiyki Goto; Youji Asama; Kaoru Ogawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in clinical practice     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1873-6947     ISO Abbreviation:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225531     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Otorayngology, Hino Municipal Hospital, 4-3-1 Tamadaira, Hino-shi, Tokyo 191-0062, Japan.
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