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Total body potassium depletion and severe myopathy due to chronic liquorice ingestion.
  1. M. B. Sundaram,
  2. R. Swaminathan


    A 33-year-old patient with hypokalaemia associated with severe myopathy following liquorice ingestion is described. Potassium depletion was confirmed by total body potassium measurements and myopathy was established by electromyography and enzyme studies. The potential hazard of chronic liquorice consumption even as a sweet is illustrated by this case.

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