Hyponatremia in the Very Young Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Patient

W. D. Paulson, G. H. Bock, A. P. Nelson, M. M. Moxey-Mims, L. M. Crim

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Abstract

Two anuric infants had recurrent hyponatremia during chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD). This occurred because at normal serum sodium concentrations ([Na]), Na losses from ultrafiltration (UF) were greater than the Na ingested from infant formula. Hyponatremia was corrected with increased oral Na intake or with increased dialysis solution [Na]. Anuric infants undergoing PD have hyponatremia because of their high OF requirements/body weight and the low Na content of proprietary infant formulas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

Keywords

  • Hyponatremia
  • infant
  • peritoneal dialysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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