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Severe hypernatremic dehydration and death in a breast-fed infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11437141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breast milk is acknowledged as the best source of nutrition for neonates. We present the case of a full-term newborn who was fed solely breast milk and developed severe dehydration and hypernatremia. The patient developed cerebral edema, transverse sinus thrombosis, and died. The literature on the uncommon entity of breast-feeding hypernatremia and dehydration is reviewed, and management strategies are presented.
R H van Amerongen; A C Moretta; T J Gaeta
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0749-5161     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-04     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn 11215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Edema / etiology
Breast Feeding / adverse effects*
Dehydration / etiology*,  therapy
Fatal Outcome
Fluid Therapy
Hypernatremia / etiology*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Milk, Human / chemistry
Rehydration Solutions / analysis
Shock / etiology
Sodium / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Rehydration Solutions; 7440-23-5/Sodium
Comment In:
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2003 Feb;19(1):62-3   [PMID:  12592120 ]

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