Hypernatremic Dehydration in Children with Severe Psychomotor Retardation

Robert Listernick*, Ellen Sidransky

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Three cases of hypernatremic dehydration in children with severe psychomotor retardation are described. All the children were receiving processed foods that contained extremely high amounts of sodium and were unintentionally deprived of free water. Salt and water intake must be monitored closely in children who can neither communicate thirst nor regulate their diet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-442
Number of pages3
JournalClinical pediatrics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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