Hypokaliemic rhabdomyolysis associated with liquorice ingestion: Report of an atypical case

M. Barrella, G. Lauria, R. Quatrale, E. Paolino

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Hypokaliemia
  • Liquorice
  • Myoglobinuria
  • Rhabdomyolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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