Cerebral salt wasting syndrome in meningoencephalitis: a case report

Brookes, M. J.; Gould, T. H.
February 2003
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Feb2003, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p277
Academic Journal
case study
The article presents a case report of cerebral salt wasting syndrome in meniflgoencephalitis. Acute hyponatraemia is a common finding in patients with intracranial pathology. The diagnosis of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretichormone is often made, but it is important to distinguish this from cerebral salt wasting syndrome, which responds to very different management. A 26-year-old man was admitted through the A&E department to a local district general hospital with four days of episodic confusion. There was no significant past medical or family history.


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