Fatal Central Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus Resulting from Untreated Hyponatremia: A New Syndrome

Fraser, Cosmo L.; Arieff, Allen I.
January 1990
Annals of Internal Medicine;1/15/90, Vol. 112 Issue 2, p113
Academic Journal
Discusses the nature of symptomatic hyponatremia. Diseases which can be acquired from untreated symptomatic hyponatremia; Morbidity and mortality in patients with symptomatic hyponatremia; Therapy of symptomatic hyponatremia.


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