Disorders of sodium balance: Management of hypernatraemic dehydration differs in children

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7545.854-a (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:854
  1. Jarlath McAloon, consultant paediatrician (jarlath.mcaloon@uh.n-i.nhs.uk)
  1. Antrim Hospital, Antrim BT41 2RL

    EDITOR—Reynolds et al recommend rapid correction of plasma sodium when hypernatraemia has developed acutely and the option of administering 5% glucose intravenously or possibly water orally.1 They have …

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