Volume 27
Number 0
Jan 2019
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Case Reports
S.H.G. Mensink, B.P. Ramakers, A.C. Heijckmann, A. Koopmans

Excessive intake of liquorice can cause severe hypertension, hypokalaemia and metabolic alkalosis due to pseudohyperaldosteronism. We present here a case of excessive liquorice intake by lozenges (‘Fisherman’s Friend’), which was in excess of 30 times the proposed upper limit of 100 mg/day. This article emphasises the importance of taking a thorough medical history, which in this case eventually led to the correct diagnosis.


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