Psychiatric patients and water intoxication: implications for diagnosis and treatment

@article{MercierGuidez1998PsychiatricPA,
  title={Psychiatric patients and water intoxication: implications for diagnosis and treatment},
  author={E. Mercier-Guidez},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={24},
  pages={643-644}
}
Sir: A sometimes life-threatening problem in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an affection of the larynx with laryngeal obstruction: cricoarytenoid arthritis [1-3]. Our patient, a 75-year-old man with a 10-year history of RA, treated with longacting anti-rheumatic drugs and steroids, also had silicosis. Chest X-ray showed disseminated nodules and fibrosis. For the last 3 years he had had varying degrees of hoarseness. No definite diagnosis could be established at the Ear, Nose and Throat Department… CONTINUE READING

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