[New data on the disease induced by laxatives].

  title={[New data on the disease induced by laxatives].},
  author={J. F. Hirsch and Andr{\'e} Cornet},
  journal={La semaine des hopitaux : organe fonde par l'Association d'enseignement medical des hopitaux de Paris},
  volume={52 36},
The authors report 5 personal case and recall the physiopathological mechanisms of metabolic disorders observed during the abuse of laxatives. They emphasize the fact that electrolyte losses were not only fecal, but also aggravated by frequent use of diuretics or dietary restriction. One may oppose the constant, very marked fall in body potassium to the… CONTINUE READING