• Vol. 46 No. 9, 354–355
  • 15 September 2017

Liquorice-Induced Severe Hypokalaemic Rhabdomyolysis with Acute Kidney Injury


Hypokalaemia is uncommonly reported as a cause of rhabdomyolysis and serum creatine kinase (CK) is often not measured when hypokalaemia is detected. We report a 71-year-old male who was working as a traditional medicine vendor, with a background history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, presenting with generalised body weakness and myalgia for a few days followed by a mechanical fall.

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