A case of hypokalaemia and dependent oedema induced by liquorice

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Hamza Ali Khan
Paul Peter
Giridhar Tarigopula
Praveen Partha

Abstract

Excessive intake of liquorice can cause hypokalaemia and hypertension andgenerally, the onset and severity of symptoms depend on the dose and durationof liquorice intake, as well as individual susceptibility. We describe apatient with hypokalaemia caused by long term consumption of liquorice. Thecase emphasizes the importance of considering a detailed patients' history,which often lead the treating physician to the correct clinical diagnosis

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Khan HA, Peter P, Tarigopula G, Partha P. A case of hypokalaemia and dependent oedema induced by liquorice. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2014 Apr. 17 [cited 2022 May 28];28(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1512
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Hamza Ali Khan, *Specialist Registrar Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington(United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =DL3 6HX) @ST2 Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlingon Memorial Hospital United Kingdom

*Specialist Registrar Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington(United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =DL3 6HX)

@ST2 Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlingon Memorial Hospital United Kingdom

Paul Peter, #Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =DL3 6HX)

#Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =DL3 6HX)

Giridhar Tarigopula, #Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, (United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =DL3 6HX)

#Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, (United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =DL3 6HX)

Praveen Partha, #Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington(United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =DL3 6HX)

#Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington(United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =DL3 6HX)

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