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Am J Emerg Med. 1986 Jan;4(1):21-3.

Infantile seizures caused by voluntary water intoxication.


A case of infantile seizures of unusual etiology and presentation is described. Water intoxication with resultant epilepticus was caused by ingestion of nearly 150 ml/kg of fresh water on the day of presentation. It is unclear why the infant voluntarily consumed so much water, but heat illness is the most probable cause.

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