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Fatal cerebral edema and intracranial hemorrhage associated with hypernatremic dehydration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9323240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report neuroimaging findings of intracranial hemorrhage and cerebral edema in an infant with obtundation and seizures, initially suspected to be secondary to non-accidental trauma but finally attributed to hypernatremic dehydration. Neuroimaging findings due to hypernatremic dehydration have not been previously described in the radiologic literature. Hypernatremia should be included in the differential diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage in the infant without evidence of nonaccidental trauma.
Authors:
R Mocharla; S M Schexnayder; C M Glasier
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-02     Completed Date:  1997-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  785-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Slot 105, Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Litte Rock, AR 72202-3591, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Edema / etiology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Brain Injuries / diagnosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Dehydration / complications*
Diagnosis, Differential
Echoencephalography
Humans
Hypernatremia / complications*
Infant
Male
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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