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Med Klin (Munich). 2002 Aug 15;97(8):484-7.

[Hypo-osmolar hyponatremia as the chief symptom in hypothyroidism].

[Article in German]

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Franz-Vollhard-Klinik, Charité Campus Buch, Berlin. roland.schmitt@charite.de

Abstract

CASE HISTORY AND DIAGNOSIS:

A 75-year-old male patient presented with a history of anorexia, muscle weakness, and increasing memory loss. He had mild pedal edema and decreased deep tendon reflexes. As the laboratory tests showed hypoosmolar hyponatremia and urinary sodium within the normal range, a syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion (SIADH) was presumed. While neither the medical history nor any of the diagnostic procedures revealed any underlying pathology explaining the SIADH, laboratory tests showed significant hypothyroidism. Hypothyroid states are associated with significant changes in renal function, one of which is hypoosmolar hyponatremia.

TREATMENT AND COURSE:

Treatment included fluid restriction and hormone substitution and resulted in a quick correction of the hyponatremia and a clear improvement of the patient's cognitive function.

CONCLUSION:

It is concluded that the diagnosis of SIADH should only be made after thorough investigation of the adrenal and thyroid hormone status.

PMID:
12229248
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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