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Iran J Kidney Dis. 2013 Mar;7(2):156-9.

Rapid self-infusion of tap water.

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  • 1Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.


Intravenous self-infusion of tap water has never been reported in the literature.  We present a 24-year-old healthy man who self-administered 2.5 L of tap water over 2 hours and developed acute illness including fever, change of mental status, acute hemolysis, low-grade disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute kidney injury.  

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