Title

Intravenous albumin infusion is an effective therapy for hyponatremia in patient with malignant ascites

Publication Date

January 2014

Journal Title

Indian J Nephrol

Abstract

There are few reports about the treatment of moderate to severe hyponatremia associated with malignant liver metastasis. Here, we report using intravenous salt poor albumin infusion to treat hypervolemic cirrhosis related hyponatremia. A 58-year-old female with ascites secondary to metastatic breast cancer was referred to our department with symptomatic hyponatremia (serum sodium concentration of 121 mEq/L). The serum sodium level was corrected slowly over 2 days with intravenous albumin infusion and the patient's symptoms - fatigue, nausea, dizziness and headache improved.

Volume Number

24

Issue Number

1

Pages

51-3

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/02/28

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Medicine

PMID

24574634

DOI

10.4103/0971-4065.125116

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