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Toxic levels of glycosides in herbal medication: a potential cause of hyperkalaemia.
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PMID:  22089054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a previously healthy man presenting with life-threatening hyperkalaemia and heart failure. The only possible cause was thought to be the long list of herbal medications he was taking, several of which contained significant amounts of cardiac glycosides. Hyperkalaemia is known to be associated with digoxin toxicity and we present this as the likely cause in this case, and emphasize the importance of a thorough drug history in forming a differential diagnosis.
M Haden; D A S Marshall; B Murphy
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scottish medical journal     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0036-9330     ISO Abbreviation:  Scott Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983335R     Medline TA:  Scott Med J     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  236     Citation Subset:  IM    
Foundation Year 2, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, Renfrewshire PA16 0XN, Scotland, UK.
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