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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Family Physician|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice