Hyponatraemia and dehydration in severe malaria.


The prevalence and likely cause of hyponatraemia in severe childhood malaria were investigated. One hundred and thirty two children, 47 of whom had cerebral malaria, were prospectively recruited and serial simple indices of fluid and electrolyte balance and renal function monitored during admission. In 55%, hyponatraemia (sodium < 135 mmol/l) was present on… (More)


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