Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
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ISSN: 2161-0932

Merve Baktiroglu

  • Case Report
    Preeclampsia as a Rare Cause of Hyponatremia
    Author(s): Ilker Kahramanoglu, Merve Baktiroglu, Oguz Yucel and Fatma Ferda VeritIlker Kahramanoglu, Merve Baktiroglu, Oguz Yucel and Fatma Ferda Verit

    Background: Severe hyponatremia is a very rare, mortal complication of preeclampsia and has been described in fourteen cases. Case presentation: A previously well, 29-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, was admitted at 34 weeks’ gestation with premature contractions. Her blood pressure was 150/90 mm Hg in both arms and she had mild proteinuria. On the third day of hospitalisation, sodium level was 120 mEq/L. On the same day, patient started to have headache. Cesarean delivery was performed because of prior cesarean section. On the first postoperative day, serum sodium level fell to 115 mEq/L. Patient had a generalised seizure After 24 hours of oral fluid restriction and 50 ml/hour isotonic sodium chloride administration, serum sodium increased to 127 mmol/L and by 48 hours, it returned to normal. Conclusion: The pre.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000221

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