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Acute uraemic encephalopathy in tropical countries.
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PMID:  702618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a prospective study on 24 patients with chronic renal failure. Thirteen of them had evidence of acute uraemic encephalopathy. Of those 9 patients were found to have dilutional hyponatraemia, two patients severe salt and water depletion and one patient septicaemia. Hyponatraemia was associated with pulmonary oedema in 3 patients. Correction of salt and water disturbances and treatment of heart failure improved cerebral functions in 10 (77%) patients. It is therefore concluded that dilutional hyponatraemia probably leading to cerebral oedema is a reversibe major factor in the development of acute uraemic encephalopathy. This, if left uncorrected, may prove fatal especially in tropical countries.
H Abu-Asha; A Ibrahim; A Rahman; M Salih; O M Beleil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0022-5304     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trop Med Hyg     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-27     Completed Date:  1978-12-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406044     Medline TA:  J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Brain Diseases / etiology*,  therapy
Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
Middle Aged
Sodium / blood
Unconsciousness / etiology
Uremia / complications
Water-Electrolyte Balance
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