Sunday, October 25, 2015
The study was done on 436 patient out of 2089 cases admitted to Gastroenteritis Unit (ICU & ward)- Children's Hospital, Cairo university, in a retrospective manner with ages ranging from 1 month to 12 years, who suffered from hypernatremic diarrheal dehydration.
Different types of complications among hypernatremic patients were identified. Hypernatremia was observed in (20.9%) versus all other electrolyte imbalances among the admitted patients.
The incidence of each electrolyte imbalance among admitted cases was calculated, and hypernatremia was observed to have a significant occurrence in (20.9%) of admitted patients and was dominating over all.