Swaminathan Sundaresan

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Stasis dermatitis commonly occurs in older age. It is caused by venous hypertension resulting from retrograde flow due to incompetent venous valves, valve destruction, or obstruction of the venous system. Further tissue changes arise from an inflammatory process mediated by metalloproteinases, which are up-regulated by ferric ion from extravasated red blood(More)
Hyponatremia is one of the most frequent laboratory findings in hospitalized children. We present an unusual case of recurrent hyponatremia in a 16-year-old female secondary to acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), a rare inborn error of metabolism. The proposed mechanism of the hyponatremia and recommended treatment are discussed. Although rare, AIP should(More)
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