Case Studies: Hyponatremia

Published Online: Friday, September 20, 2013
Follow Pharmacy_Times:
In a case study published in Gynecological Endocrinology, a 25-year-old pregnant women was diagnosed with hypervolemic hyponatremia after presenting with hypertension, proteinuria, severe hyponatremia, and signs of edema. Labor was induced, and hyponatremia was treated with water restriction. The authors of the case study note that the cause of pre-eclampsia-associated hyopnatremia is unknown.
 
In a second case study, published in BMJ Case Reports, a 21-year-old women reported headache, fever, mood disturbance, and nausea. After a positive screening purified protein derivative tuberculosis skin test, the treating clinicians began treatment for bacterial meningitis. The patient developed hyponatremia and, after an MRI, a diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis was confirmed. The authors note that hyponatremia is commonly associated with the infection.

To read the full story, click here

Related Articles
Patients with uncontrolled hypertension have better blood pressure control when pharmacists are included in their care teams.
The FDA has identified 11 cases of pulmonary hypertension in infants and newborns treated with diazoxide (Proglycem).
Women with lupus have been warned about becoming pregnant in the past, but new research posits that those with mild or moderate disease activity can carry a baby safely.
Miscarriage is widely misunderstood by the public, according to a recent survey of more than 1000 US adults.
Latest Issues
$auto_registration$