Clinical Profile of Neonates with Hypernatremic Dehydration in an Outborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Journal Article (Letter)

This hospital-record review describes the clinical profile of hypernatremic dehydration in neonates. 49 neonates (3.4% of the total admitted newborns) developed hypernatremic dehydration between January 2014 and August 2015. The major presenting complaints were fever (34.6%), poor feeding (42.8%), loose stools (40.8%) and lethargy (26.5%). The mean (SD) time needed for correction of hypernatremia was 38.6 (15.1) hours. Exclusively breastfed neonates had lesser complication rates of hypernatremic dehydration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nair, S; Singh, A; Jajoo, M

Published Date

  • April 15, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 301 - 305

PubMed ID

  • 29428916

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0974-7559

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • India