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Treating double-digit hyponatremia: walking a tight rope

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We report the case of a diabetic patient who presented with severe hyponatremia (serum sodium concentration of 88 mEq/l) caused by hypovolemia and thiazide diuretic use. His serum sodium levels were gradually corrected using a combination of isotonic and hypotonic fluids based on urine output and rate of rise in sodium levels. The patient had complete recovery without any evidence of osmotic demyelination.

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Kulkarni, M., Kadri, P., Sannegowda, R.B. et al. Treating double-digit hyponatremia: walking a tight rope. Egypt J Intern Med 27, 121–122 (2015). https://doi.org/10.4103/1110-7782.164644

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Keywords

  • hyponatremia
  • osmotic demyelination syndrome
  • sodium