Trick or Treat? Licorice-Induced Hypokalemia: A Case Report

@article{Benge2020TrickOT,
  title={Trick or Treat? Licorice-Induced Hypokalemia: A Case Report},
  author={Elizabeth Benge and P. Shah and Leo Yamaguchi and Vanessa Josef},
  journal={Cureus},
  year={2020},
  volume={12}
}
The by-products of black licorice metabolism are toxic in high concentrations. Patients who consume large quantities of black licorice are at risk of developing an acquired syndrome of apparent mineralocorticoid excess. This presents clinically as hypertension, hypernatremia, and hypokalemia. Here, we present the unique case of a 74-year-old woman with a past medical history of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, on fludrocortisone, who presented to the emergency department with asymptomatic… Expand
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