Hypernatremia in the elderly

A. Sadat, Paul Mark Paulman, M. Mathews

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Hypernatremia is common in elderly persons, who may present with signs that are easily overlooked. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate therapy can sometimes lead to a remarkable recovery. To avoid cerebral edema, rehydration must be accomplished gradually over 48 to 72 hours. The recommended replacement for the first 24 hours is approximately 30 percent of the estimated water loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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