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Hypokaliemic rhabdomyolysis associated with liquorice ingestion: report of an atypical case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9323516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We here present an unusual case of hypokaliemic rhabdomyolysis, characterised by a sthenic deficit exclusively involving the distal muscles of the upper limbs and secondary to chronic glycyrrhizic acid intoxication, and by the absence of even ictal arterial hypertension. We discuss the etiopathogenetic bases and the risks related to the development of this secondary hypokaliemic syndrome, also in relation to other concomitant risk factors such as prolonged physical exercise and exposure to low temperatures.
M Barrella; G Lauria; R Quatrale; E Paolino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of neurological sciences     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0392-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-20     Completed Date:  1997-11-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006502     Medline TA:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinica Neurologica, Università di Ferrara, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Glycyrrhiza / poisoning*
Hypokalemia / chemically induced*
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / pathology
Plants, Medicinal*
Rhabdomyolysis / chemically induced*

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