Garlic

Case
Knowing your interest in herbs, a friend of yours asks what he should do about his nephew, a 15-year-old boy with a family history of hypercholesterolemia who has been taking high doses of garlic. The boy is scheduled for surgery next week to have Herrington rods placed for scoliosis.
Question

Is there any danger that garlic will interfere with anesthetic agents or impair clotting?

 

 


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