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Disorders of sodium balance: Hypothyroidism and hyponatraemia: an old wives' tale?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:854
  1. Eric S Kilpatrick, consultant in chemical pathology (
  1. Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull HU3 2JZ

    EDITOR—Like many other sources, Reynolds et al include hypothyroidism as a secondary cause of hyponatraemia.1 However, the evidence supporting this association is extremely poor. Studies in babies with severe congenital hypothyroidism have found no change in …

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