Focal Neurological Deficit Secondary to Severe Hyponatraemia Mimicking Stroke

Latifi, Ahmad Nawid and Gopal, Vanitha and Raissi, Sina (2019) Focal Neurological Deficit Secondary to Severe Hyponatraemia Mimicking Stroke. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (10). ISSN 2284-2594

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Hyponatraemia is a common electrolyte abnormality seen by internists. Clinical features of hyponatraemia are primarily related to CNS dysfunction, and depend on the severity and acuity of changes in serum sodium concentration. Neurological manifestations of hyponatraemia range from nausea and malaise, with a mild reduction in the serum sodium, to lethargy, decreased level of consciousness, headache, seizures and coma in extreme cases. Focal neurological deficits are very rare in the setting of hyponatraemia. Here, we describe a patient with acute severe symptomatic hyponatraemia presenting with focal neurological deficits that resolved after correction of acute hyponatraemia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyponatraemia, focal neurological deficit, seizure
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 09:13
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2020 09:13

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