Image: Seeing the sodium in a patient with hypernatremia

A 34-year-old patient with diabetes insipidus after removal of a hypothalamic tumor, developed difficulties with his treatment and presented with hypernatremia. On admission his blood pressure was normal, he was confused, had polyuria and secondary hyperaldosteronism, and his serum [Na+] was 162?mmol/l.

Christoph Kopp, Peter Linz, Matthias Hammon, Christof Sch?fl, Martin Grauer, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Alexander Cavallaro, Michael Uder, Friedrich C Luft and Jens Titze
Kidney Int 2012 82: 1343-1344; 10.1038/ki.2012.314

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