The Joint Annual Scientific Meetings of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2018

Title: Licorice-induced apparent mineralocorticoid excess and normal pressure hydrocephalus (#258)

Ravind Pandher 1 2 , Anita Puvanendran 3 , Terry Diamond 3
  1. St George Hospital, Erskineville, NSW, Australia
  2. St George Hospital, Kogarah
  3. St George Hospital, Kogarah

A 51 year old post-menopausal woman presents to the Emergency Department with severe headaches, hypertension, hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis. Following a thorough history, it was found that she had been consuming a herbal tea to aid in restoring her fertility, containing various herbal extracts including glcyrrhiza glabra, a root containing glycyrrhizinic acid. We present a case of licorice-induced apparent mineralocorticoid excess causing hypokalaemia, hypertension, oedema and normal pressure hydrocephalus.