Rhabdomyolysis after correction of hyponatremia due to psychogenic polydipsia.


Journal Article

Severe neurologic complications resulting from correction of hyponatremia are common, but reports of nonneurologic sequelae are scarce. This article describes a patient in whom rhabdomyolysis developed during correction of severe hyponatremia attributable to psychogenic polydipsia. Relevant material about volume regulation in the cell is presented, and a potential mechanism of cell damage is proposed. This case report emphasizes the importance of monitoring for nonneurologic complications during correction of hyponatremia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rizzieri, DA

Published Date

  • May 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 473 - 476

PubMed ID

  • 7731258

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7731258

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-6196

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4065/70.5.473


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England