Hypernatremic Psychosis in the Elderly: Case Reports

@article{Jana1973HypernatremicPI,
  title={Hypernatremic Psychosis in the Elderly: Case Reports},
  author={D. K. Jana and L. Romano-Jana},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1973},
  volume={21}
}
  • D. K. Jana, L. Romano-Jana
  • Published 1973
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Hydropenia with hypertonicity and Hypernatremia may sometimes give rise to psychomotor restlessness and a confusional state in elderly patients. On admission to a mental hospital, a psychiatric diagnosis may be made and the hypernatremia overlooked. Four such cases are reported. On admission the patients were ambulatory. There were no localizing neurologic signs, no history of acute illness, and no sensation of excessive thirst. Blood studies revealed hypernatremia. With intravenous… CONTINUE READING
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