Hypernatremia and metabolic alkalosis as a consequence of the therapeutic misuse of baking soda

Susan Fuchs*, Robert Listernick

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Abstract

When used appropriately, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, USP) is a nontoxic, readily available, multipurpose product found in many households. We report an infant who presented with hypernatremia and metabolic alkalosis due to the addition of baking soda to her water. This case represents the possible dangerous use of a common household product in infants owing to the lack of proper warning labels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-243
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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