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Finger clubbing and aspartylglucosamine excretion in a laxative-abusing patient.
  1. J. Malmquist,
  2. B. Ericsson,
  3. M. B. Hultén-Nosslin,
  4. J. O. Jeppsson,
  5. O. Ljungberg


    A young woman with a previous history of anorexia nervosa presented with severe finger clubbing. Urine samples intermittently contained significant amounts of aspartylglucosamine. Liver biopsy showed abnormal cytoplasmic inclusions in phagocytic cells. The patient was found to be abusing senna laxative.

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