Altered mental status in a young, healthy female

Natasha B. Wheaton*, Aashish K. Didwania, Michael A. Gisondi, Peter S. 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 1 2013

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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