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CJEM. 2010 May;12(3):224-5.

Harmful effect of saline infusion in a patient with glycyrrhizic acid poisoning.

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Department of Emergency, CHU Purpan, Toulouse, France.

Abstract

Alcohol-free licorice beverages contain glycyrrhizic acid. Excess glycyrrhizic acid is a well-known cause of excess mineralocorticoid syndrome. We report a case of glycyrrhizic acid poisoning in an abstinent alcoholic complicated by severe pulmonary edema following excessive hydration with intravenous normal saline.

PMID:
20522289
DOI:
10.1017/s148180350001229x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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