Severe hyponatraemia in burn patients secondary to hydrotherapy.

Authors: Said RA (1) , Hussein MM (1)
(1) Nephrology and Hypertension Section, Department of Medicine, Al Hada Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre
Source: Burns Incl Therm Inj. 1987 Aug;13(4):327-9.
DOI: 10.1016/0305-4179(87)90057-X Publication date: 1987 Aug E-Publication date: May 19, 2005 Availability: abstract Copyright: © 1987 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Dr R. A. Said. University of Jordan. PO Box 13132. Amman, Jordan.


Article abstract

Severe hyponatraemia, hyperkalaemia and pre-renal uraemia were seen in two burn victims who were treated with repeated submersion in tap-water. A primary loss of salt through the burned surface area into the whirlpool bathwater has been documented in both cases. All these abnormalities have been partially corrected by adding salt to the whirlpool water. To our knowledge no similar documented cases exist in the literature.

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