Altered mental status in a young, healthy female

Natasha B. Wheaton, Aashish K. Didwania, Michael A. Gisondi, Peter Pang

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Abstract

A young previously healthy patient presented with fever and altered mental status. Her evaluation would eventually reveal a profound hyponatremia in the setting of a viral meningoencephalitis. This case report reviews the evaluation of hyponatremia and treatment options for syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone hypersecretion, her ultimate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-563
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Therapeutics
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Hyponatremia
Meningoencephalitis
Vasopressins
Fever
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Altered mental status
  • Hyponatremia
  • Meningoencephalitis
  • SIADH
  • Vasopressin antagonists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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Altered mental status in a young, healthy female. / Wheaton, Natasha B.; Didwania, Aashish K.; Gisondi, Michael A.; Pang, Peter.

In: American Journal of Therapeutics, Vol. 20, No. 5, 09.2013, p. 558-563.

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Wheaton, Natasha B. ; Didwania, Aashish K. ; Gisondi, Michael A. ; Pang, Peter. / Altered mental status in a young, healthy female. In: American Journal of Therapeutics. 2013 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 558-563.
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