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J Emerg Med. 2000 Jan;18(1):41-4.

Hyponatremia and seizures in an ultradistance triathlete.

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Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

Hyponatremia is being increasingly recognized as a complication of participation in ultra-endurance sports. Reported is the case of an Ironman triathlete who collapsed at the end of the race, having gained 5% in body weight. His serum sodium concentration at the finish was 116 mmol/L. After an Intensive Care Unit course complicated by recurrent seizures, he eventually made a complete neurologic recovery. The pathogenesis of hyponatremia and its management in such cases is discussed.

PMID:
10645835
DOI:
10.1016/s0736-4679(99)00160-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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